newbie response

Dreamscape Software webmaster at
Tue Jun 4 16:57:01 EDT 2002

> It blew COBOL out of the water.  HC is no more a rolodex than COBOL and it
is definitely a development tool, albeit with with a few shortcomings.

At one time I used HyperCard for everything.  Two of my most popular
programs were written in HyperCard.  The unfortunate "shortcomings" are what
caused me to switch to MetaCard.  Integrated color, cross-platform
compatability, internet aware and ready.  I guess all the things I love
about MetaCard are the things that I couldn't have in HyperCard.

I remember the days I spent trying to create an Aqua interface in Photoshop
and use Color Tools to put it into HyperCard.  Then making buttons that
won't hilite as black squares, making fields that actually hilite in the
system color, and trying to figure out a way to make my applications run
properly on MacOS 9.

I would love it if Apple started HyperCard back up, but that involves
overcoming HyperCard's biggest's no longer being developed.
The only thing I wish is that I could afford the huge pricetag on MetaCard.

Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software, Inc.

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