Constant 'Nonsense' about RR documentation

Ken Norris pixelbird at
Sun Nov 27 20:37:14 EST 2005

Hi JB,

> Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:47:37 +0100
> From: jbv <jbv.silences at>
> Subject: Re: Constant 'Nonsense' about RR documentation
> Ok that's fine... but still I'm wondering : what (if anything) makes
> Transcript different from other languages (beside its "almost" plain
> english syntax ?
> Doesn't it feature variables, loops, if-then-else structures, arrays,
> functions, etc. just like so many other languages ?
> so what makes it so attractive and loveable ?

Maybe it's gran-pappy.....HyperCard, i.e., its developers, and the 
community of people who gathered around its warming fire. Other people 
did programming, but HC scripters had FUN, more fun than anybody. We 
all just fell in love with it. With it we could, with reasonable ease, 
make our little computers do just about anything, make our non-Mac user 
friends salivate in jealousy, and formed a community of people who are 
still fast friends and co-workers today, and won the future of xTalks. 
Many of those people are right here, right now.

All the best,
Ken N.

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