Shoutout to Colin

Graham Samuel livfoss at mac.com
Thu Jan 3 10:34:06 EST 2013


Yes, it's sad that so many weren't "re-purposed" (i.e. adapted for other platforms) and so evaporated. Warner New Media did a fantastic one on a late Beethoven string quartet (Op 131) that was definitely HyperCard based. Presumably totally dead now. 

In fact after CD-ROMs in general turned out to be not the money-makers producers had hoped for, a lot of stuff just disappeared. For months I have been trying to negotiate with a US publisher who produced a very elaborate CD-ROM on a literary theme which can still be run on Mac OS 9 but is otherwise invisible. They are sitting on all the rights to the materials. I want to re-write it as an iPad app (using LC, what else?) but so far they prefer not to talk to me. Sad.

Graham

On 3 Jan 2013, at 15:16, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Tom Bodine wrote:
>> Hey Colin. This holiday the kids (now grown) wanted to fire up some favorite
>> programs on their childhood Mac. The box of wares from the 90s included a
>> Voyager CD: "Donald Norman: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the
>> Machine." And there you are in the credits as programmer.  Everyone
>> especially loves the Gallery of Unfindable Things. Makes me glad I keep an
>> older Mac in running order.
> 
> In my fantasy alternate reality we all have enough time on our hands to convert the history of HyperCard-based works to LiveCode, so they can live again and for the foreseeable future.
> 
> I realize it's not likely, but hey, I can dream, can't I?
> 
> So many good works from Colin and others are lost to us each year away from machines capable of running them....
> 
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