a montage of a screenshots of the 4 sites linked in the article: https://www.reuters.com/graphics/GLOBAL-ENVIRONMENT/INSECT-APOCALYPSE/egpbykdxjvq/ https://somafm.com/reggae/songhistory.html https://www.mondo2000.com/2018/06/18/the-inspiration-for-hypercard/ https://daringfireball.net/linked/2023/12/05/an-applescript-for-safari-split-tabs-to-new-window

The Psychedelic Inspiration For Hypercard – Mondo 2000 One of the more bizarre HyperCard Links I’ve collected.

HyperCard was a precurser to the first web browser, except chained to a hard drive before the worldwide web. Six years later Mosaic was introduced, influenced by some of the ideas in HyperCard, and indirectly by an inspiring LSD experience.

The collapse of insects A beautiful webpage with a terrifying message.

“Insects are the food that make all the birds and make all the fish,” said Wagner, who works at the University of Connecticut. “They’re the fabric tethering together every freshwater and terrestrial ecosystem across the planet.”

SomaFM Player: Heavyweight Reggae Sounds good to someone with ears of my vintage

Daring Fireball: An AppleScript for Safari: Split Tabs to New Window One of the reasons I subscribed to daring fireball was the scripts.

but in recent years here at DF I’ve gotten away from sharing my occasional scripting hacks, and feel like I ought to get back to sharing them.

Small, scoped areas within a graphical interface that allow users to read and write simple programmes

Had 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?

Bookmarked Decker (beyondloom.com)
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.
Listened This is Not a Blog (JIBC Talk) by adminadmin from cog.dog

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.

Replied to https://twitter.com/everythingabili/status/1316121246631956482?s=20 by The Infinite Herd (Twitter)
I've no idea if this is good or not. HyperCard for me was the notion that anyone can make shit. The internet now is SO SODDING DIFFICULT, it is excluding so many people from expressing themselves. Learn about HyperCard's role in early digital. https://twitter.com/HyperCardOnline/status/1316117804240822273

This stack:
Inigo Gets Out : Amanda Goodenough

changed my life! A friend showed me how to add a sound…