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    I remember when “hypertext” was the industry’s “cryptocurrency” or “machine learning” - everyone created a hypertext system and things that weren’t hypertext were called hypertext to get people to buy them.

    On the Amiga there were three hypertext systems that really stood out to me:

    • Helm, which was my favorite. Very much like HyperCard, but with a very Amiga feel to it and worse scripting. There was a version on some coverdisk (Amiga Format, probably) that I got and used extensively and then eventually I got a full copy.
    • AmigaGuide, the standard help system on AmigaOS 3.x. It was fine. It didn’t support in-line images, but could linke to ay file for which an AmigaOS Datatype was installed and could do fun stuff with ARexx.
    • Thinker, which was a “professional” hypertext system for the Amiga and sadly seems to have very little documentation floating around for it these days. I remember it being quite good.

    At any rate, I remember the “hypertext boom” of the late 80’s and early 90’s, at least from an Amiga perspective. It seemed like everyone was jumping on the bandwagon.

    (There was also a “hypertext novel” called Maelstrom, I believe, that was written in HyperCard and was featured in some art magazines that I still remember reading about and being fascinated by.)

    EDIT: I found a review of Thinker in Amiga Shopper. It was apparently not as great as I remember it being but what do they know. :)

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      Here’s an article on the Maelstrom