more clones of the hypercard...

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 30 12:27:35 EST 2006


On 11/30/06 8:39 AM, "Stephen Barncard" <stephenREVOLUTION at barncard.com>
wrote:

> yeah, I didn't know this:
> 
> "The last sixteen bytes of every HyperCard 2.x
> stack are the Pascal string "Nu är det slut Š"
> (Now it is over Š in Swedish) though this is
> never seen by users. This was probably a
> reference to the 1970s Swedish children's TV show
> Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter ("Five ants
> are more than four elephants") where each episode
> ended with a pink animated cartoon elephant
> saying these words."
> 
I saw the  "Nu är det slut Š" many, many times as I did corrupted stack
recovery for clients from floppies, Syquest cartridges, and Rodime 140 Mb
drives.  Each week I think about how wonderfully robust today's storage
equipment is.

Such memories.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas





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