Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I miss HyperCard
My thanks go out to Geoff Balemans for pointing me to a wonderful video by Douglas Adams, narrated by Tom Baker, called Hyperland.
This show illustrates all sorts of good stuff that was coming before the Internet was implemented as we know it today.
One of the highlights is all the technology demos done with HyperCard. I loved HyperCard as soon as I saw it. At first it was black and white, in fact 2 bit, they added colour through extensions but it just got worse. In the end, Apple dropped the project, but perhaps it was already perfect.
There are some alternatives but nothing comes close to the seamless environment created by the great Bill Atkinson.
Created in 1990, predicting life in 2005, it's well worth a look.