[OT] HyperCard and the Interactive Web
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 14:17:50 CST 2012
On 02/11/2012 09:42 PM, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> After reading about this recent legal bout
> for the interactive web:
> I found revealing the way in which HyperCard
> keeps appearing as the first inspiration for the
> web browser as we know it today:
> From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ViolaWWW#HyperCard
> His interest in graphically based software began with HyperCard which he
> discovered in 1989. Gillies and Cailliau quote Wei on this discovery:
> "HyperCard was very compelling back then, you know graphically, this
> hyperlink thing, it was just not very global and it only worked on Mac...and
> I didn't even have a Mac" (p. 213). Only having access to X terminals, he
> (in 1990) created the first version of Viola for them: "I got a HyperCard
> manual and looked at it and just basically took the concepts and implemented
> them in X-windows[sic]"
> So, I find rather revealing that today so many developers
> are mostly unaware of the existence of HyperCard.
> These days, when someone study Information technology,
> DO NOT receive classes about the historical background
> of their profession?
> I am curious, because I have to study the historical
> background of Design when studied it, so many years ago...
> Why Information Technology would be different?
> How could be helpful to be a complete ignorant
> of the origins, history and development of your
> own profession?
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