Nostalgia. Recently I’ve seen teacher’s “apps” created with PowerPoint or Keynote I wonder what we could do with HyperTalk in Keynote?
Small, scoped areas within a graphical interface that allow users to read and write simple programmes
Hand me at HyperCard
The remarkable thing about HyperCard is it gave users an enourmous range of control and flexibility. It came with a high-level, built-in programming language called Hypertalk that let users any edit any element on a card.
And made me click:
Fermat is a new spatial interface for brainstorming with generative AI systems. Similar to some of the apps I pointed out Spatial Web Browsing, it gives people an infinite canvas to lay out their ideas and then riff on them
Great read with lots to think about. I wonder do we consider this space:
HyperCard was a hit in its day. Users talked about how empowering it was to create beautiful things quickly and easily, without needing to know how to programme.
In education enough?
Decker builds on the legacy of HyperCard and the visual aesthetic of classic MacOS. It retains the simplicity and ease of learning that HyperCard provided, while adding many subtle and overt quality-of-life improvements, like deep undo history, support for scroll wheels and touchscreens, more modern keyboard navigation, and bulk editing operations.
an invited presentation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia November 30, 2015 http://go.cogdog.it/not-a-blog Abstract While the origin of WordPress was of a platform for the narrative journaling type of online publishing people associate with the word “blog”, as of 2015 the platform now powers more than 25% of all websites. As an extensible web-optimized […]
Listened to & enjoyed Alan’s 2015 talk. He compares WordPress and its approachability, flexibility and extendability with HyperCard. As always interesting & provocative (in the best way). Also HyperCard!
Someone has archived the Art Bits from HyperCard
This stack is fantastic for showing off just how much Apple could do with two colors.
Slowly, painfully, torturously, methodically—I’ve clipped out over 700 of these ******* things and stuck them on this page at their original size for your use and enjoyment. The entire thing is less than 300kb, after all the PNGs are optimized.
And the main one that influences how I use it is HyperCard.
I prefer keynote’s simpler interface, but this is a great description of using open ended software in the classroom.
An xTalk syntax, inspired by HyperTalk
Inigo Gets Out : Amanda Goodenough
changed my life! A friend showed me how to add a sound…
ViperCard is an open source rewrite of 1987’s HyperCard.