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:

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

@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

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