Article:
  The Death of HyperCard?
Subject:   On MouseUp
Date:   2001-04-06 09:06:14
From:   lor
I love what I'm hearing from folks here.


Apple will not lose money from a boosted HyperCard. Call it HyperCard X. Make it opensource. Hire Bill Atkinson and Scott Kamins and Scott Knaster and Jeanne DeVoto to sift through the improvements and form an appropriate vision of the new product.


File for a new patent based on significant improvements. And there's another 20 years leverage.


Then bundle the core product with every blessed iMac and G4. Let folks discover it, pay for XCMD's and other gotta-have components, or sell third-party add-ons through the Apple Store.


Oh, and Apple should build a PalmOS optimizer for stacks, as suggested here.


This is all a no-brainer.


- Loren
www.neotrondesign.com

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  • Derrick Story photo On MouseUp
    2001-04-09 14:37:08  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I think the bundled approach could be particularly effective with iMacs. Why? Apple is devoting renewed energy to regaining some of the educational market that it has lost.



    HyperCard has been popular in educational circles for many years. Adding an updated version that could read old stacks and putting it on every iMac sold could be very popular among educators.