Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica offers a look back at the wonder and glory that was HyperCard, Apple’s software construction kit for the rest of us. In its time, HyperCard enabled the development of software like Myst, the interactive Whole Earth Catalog, and the Voyager Expanded Books. And of course, TidBITS, which we published as a HyperCard stack for our first 99 weekly issues.
When I first proposed that the high school where I taught develop a web site, I had to use HyperCard to create a demonstration of what a web site could look like and how it could function...
"When multimedia was Black & White" is a uniquely immersive remembrance of the early days of Hypercard:
I subscribed to and enjoyed the early HyperCard TidBITS editions. They also rekindled my interest in scripting and coding. I mostly do Perl these days, but still really miss HC. Cheers!
Yes, I still miss HyperCard too - nothing ever matched its combination of ease of development and ubiquity - you could be sure that every Mac user could use any stack.
Just "me-too-ing" Adam's comment. I miss HyperCard, and the wonderful things you could do with it, every day.
HyperCard was always begging for a touch interface... I would love to have it on my iPad. Not a clone - HyperCard.
Oh yes. Please!