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What is Hypercard?





Aspects of Hypercard

Hypertext and Scripting

  • Hypertext allowed the first creation of branching and responding text (links!) and thus was a precursor to the World Wide Web
    • Hypercard "cards" can be considered to be analogous to web pages, and "stacks" to websites

Programs and Documents

" combining the features of documents and programs, it obviated the need for the user to interact directly with the file system.  There was no need to start a program and use it to open a document.  No need for the standard file package.  No need to explain to users that an application that created a document is a different thing from the document it created.  If you changed something in HyperCard, it was saved automatically. " from the article The Long View