Hypercard, Hypertext and User as Designer/Programmer

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

"...by 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