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      archive.org has a nice setup where you can upload your old HyperCard stacks and it will wrap them in an emulator (Mini vMac) prepared to run the stack in your web browser. I will have to go over my old floppies to see which of my old stacks is the least personally embarrassing and preserve them for history!


      Here’s a stack by Cyan which drops cool tips & tricks I wish I had known about back in the 90s: https://archive.org/details/hypercard_beyondhc

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      In its two decade life span, HyperCard was enormously successful, and it succeeded all over the world. The Victoria Museum of Melbourne, which keeps track of Australia’s scientific and cultural history, has published a list of ways that educators in Melbourne used the program:

      Today’s Internet has failed to engage educators the way HyperCard did. My wife is a teacher, and I used to work for a school district. We are still in the dark ages of computing.

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      I fondly remember HyperCard as enabling anyone to create interactive content and functionality, in a free, simple, approachable, use-it-as-you-play way.

      It allowed non-programmers of all ages to be creators. We are arguably much more a world of online consumers today, serviced by inaccessible (to many) technologies, languages and deployment models. Is there no place for such creativity tools today?

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      For those that enjoy HyperCard there is another xtalk language that is still in development that is awesome. It is called LiveCode (but it was known as Runtime Revolution and is based on what was MetaCard). There is both a commercial version at https://www.livecode.com and a GPL version at https://www.livecode.org. I’ve worked with it for the past ~20 years, so feel free to ask me anything. LiveCode runs under Windows, macOS, Linux and compiles for all those platforms plus iOS and Android. So it is a modern cross-platform descendant of HyperCard.