Nostalgia. Recently I’ve seen teacher’s “apps” created with PowerPoint or Keynote I wonder what we could do with HyperTalk in Keynote?
Linked from several mac blogs and news sites is the HyperCard episode of Simple Beep (Simple Beep is a podcast looking back at the history of Apple and the Mac community).
HyperCard is a pice of software that certainly changed my life, turning me from someone who had no interest in computers at all to someone who spent 10 years typing HyperTalk. I’ve blogged about it occasionally. The podcast is great. And there are great set of links in the shownotes including:
- Why Hypercard Was So F*****g Great – Uli Kuster on Vimeo which does just that.
- The Origin of HyperCard in the Breakdown of the Bicycle for the Mind — Medium which lead me to search Medium for HyperCard. The results indicate, I think HyperCard’s importance and will give me something to read for a good while.
- SuperCard is still being maintained and regularly updated. It is, I think, the software that is nearest to HyperCard in functionality and spirit. I use it several time a week.
This reminds me that you can Run a Hypercard stack on a modern Mac (A quick test and I am excited again) and that I have a Color Classic that I should boot up sometime.
The featured Image of this post is one of my, many times read, HyperCard Handbook.