Justin Falcone: The Origin of HyperCard in the Breakdown of the Bicycle for the Mind - Deepstash
Computers, bicycles or cars for the mind?

Steve Jobs said the computer is a bicycle for the mind. A bicycle is democratic: they are affordable, sustainable, anyone can use them, fix them etc. 

But our computers are more ...

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Justin Falcone: The Origin of HyperCard in the Breakdown of the Bicycle for the Mind

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I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a km. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive sh...

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Hypercards ➜ Cards as abstraction

HyperCard was an early very successful Mac no-code app. A glorified filed-based database where every entry was represented as a card. It had a few characteristics:

  • The p...

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Most rapid development applications (HyperCard or Excel) blend input and presentation so a user can play with them without interaction with code or a developer. 

The program, the utility...

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