[OT}] Hypercard and an uneasy read.

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 03:36:48 EST 2011

On 12/03/2011 07:17 AM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Todd-
> Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:15:12 PM, you wrote:
>> The part that I most liked about the linked article was the emphasis on
>> explorability. I think HyperCard had it. My other Tool FileMaker had it.
>> FileMaker has less of it today. And I think that LiveCode is not as
>> explorable as HyperCard was.
> I think much of the explorability is still there, but the out-of-box
> experience is missing in LC, and always has been through the various
> RunRev versions. You could open up HyperCard for the first time and
> play around with the rolodex, the calculator, etc. It was easy to
> change simple things, add features, learn from mistakes, get your feet
> wet until you reached that Aha! moment. With LC there's a learning
> curve of several weeks before you get proficient enough to figure out
> what this is all about. And up to that point any explorability is just
> trying things or plugging in suggestions from others without really
> understanding what's going on.

It might not be a bad idea for RunRev to package a handful of "starter" 
stacks with their
product (especially with the 30 day demo) just so would-bees can play 
around a bit and get the
feel of things.

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