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HyperCard turns 25 years old...

Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

Well.. *WOULD HAVE* since it was killed off years ago.

It doesn't seem that terribly long ago (1987?) when Hypercard was launched. Conceptually it was like a management system of web pages before there were really tons of web pages. It was the backing for Myst... provided endless fun in elementary school "computer lab time"...

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"HyperCard is based upon hypertext," Gary Kildall told Stewart Cheifet. "It's a concept that was developed by Ted Nelson and Doug Engelbart in the sixties. The basic idea is this: if we're trying to do research on any kind of a subject, the subject matter exists in all kinds of different places. It can be books, magazines, tape recordings, Compuserve, and if we can somehow link all this stuff electronically, so that if we click on Beethoven, we can all of a sudden jump from one to the next... that's what hypertext is all about."
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It seems some of the games still exist.. Cosmic Osmo, anyone?

I do believe I have a floppy disc, or an old hard drive, containing my final project back in the day.. a hypercard roman numeral calculator! Duh-duh-duuuuuuh!

Out of perverse curiosity - does anyone still *USE* Hypercard? Perhaps their company wont' give up the juicy calculating bits and they have a "mission critical" machine around being used? How about any great apps they created with hypercard? Fond memories?

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A walk through of how it worked..

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:52 AM

I was 9 in 1987. Geezer.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

B9 is 34 years old ?? :o I thought girls never tell their age, much less in public....
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

What part of "Rule 30" have you failed to grasp?!?!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

I just keep forgetting that, especially after all that rumours that you are a girl....
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Rumors are mostly a projection of the individual who started them.*












* Some therapist chick named Roya Rad said that. Thanks, Google!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

View Postaresh, on 06 June 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:

I just keep forgetting that, especially after all that rumours that you are a girl....



Rule 29 states: In the internet all girls are men and all kids are undercover FBI agents.

Rule 30 states: There are no girls on the internet.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Yeah, I can use internet and I also worship Google as the God of Knowledge !! So need of stating those :D

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

I remember using Hypercard in middle school. We had a class where they taught us how to surf the internet, do small little projects in Hypercard and manipulate a computer. It was taught by some fat bitch who ate Pizza the Hutt. Poor Pizza....

Anyway, not much to say about that class except that it was a easy class, I got to waste time on the internet (making websites with fuckin' Anglefire, dude), voting for TRL Live and of course, Hypercard. Such a versatile, nifty little tool. It could do so many things.

I guess people tried to make clones of it, but they went overboard and try to make it do too much. Hypercard was awesome because of how easy it was to learn and use.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

I remember playing with hypercard. I read an article about it in Analog, I think, and I made a little adventure-type game.

Funny, looking at the link I realize now that I had no idea of what "object-oriented" meant at the time, which is probably why I was very confused by it all.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

Yeah that whole internet rules never gets old. Kind of like All your Base or Hamster Dance.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 06 June 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

Rumors are mostly a projection of the individual who started them.


So, logically, the person who started that rumor... must be a girl!

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

... or perhaps the person who started the rumor only wants to be a girl...
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

there's always expertsexchange.com

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

Well, since he is not a man, and there are no women on the internet, he must be a ...
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