Someone asked me what Hypercard is, and I struggled to find a good way to describe why it was so empowering. The thing I missed is that everyone's connection was personal, subjective.
My experience was a tool to make small games and bits of juvenile art, mostly at a computer camp over the summer. This author described using Hypercard for writing professionally: https://archive.org/details/hypercard_writing-with-hypercard
I found another piece of writing presented as a Hypercard stack, and I can't help but draw an at least superficial comparison between these stacks' formats and today's e-readers, what with both being monochrome and somewhere lower resolution than standard computer screens https://archive.org/details/hypercard_the-hacker-crackdown-2
@derek same tech limitations ;)
@derek I was a bit too young but what I understood is that it was one of the first tools to make it (relatively) easy to build hypertext contents - a couple of years before the web took over
@derek I'm sure there must be a couple of talks or articles online by/about Bob Stein who must have more than a couple of things to say about Hypercard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Stein_(computer_pioneer)