Why did HyperCard wither away? [was: Re: Why is Konfabulator 'Pretty?']

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 16:31:08 EST 2005

FWIW, I think Bill is neither cheesed off nor outcast. He always had a
passion for photography (and he's damned good at it) and he wrangled with
technology long enough to have enough success to pay for his habit.

I haven't talked to him for quite a while, but I'd be surprised if he's
involved in any way in development these days.

On 12/10/05, Mathewson <richmond at mail.maclaunch.com> wrote:
> Now, I've said this before - possibly in a more facetious
> fashion - the 'Guru' (Atkinson) is 'Out There' in the cold
> (I remember he has some slightly sad website of landscape
> photographs) - the way to get the 'church' <snip> back on the
> doctrinal path (well, at least in touch with the original
> vision) might be to open a channel of communication with
> Bill Atkinson - the man deserves it, dammit, he started all
> this!
> HyperCard withered because the founder had become
> cheesed-off / had been cast aside. Seen this a thousand
> times - and the historical parallels are there for all but
> the really turpitudinous to see.

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