Originally conceived as a software Erector Set in 1987, HyperCard gave non-programmers a way to put together interactive information. Sounds simple, right? It is. HyperCard’s creator, Bill Atkinson, wanted to create something that would allow people from all backgrounds, from elementary to enterprise, to easily create and maintain content. Let’s take a look at what exactly HyperCard was and how it was used throughout its lifetime. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at how its simple metaphor could be used today.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.holos.io/long-live-hypercard/