Thirty Years After Launch, HyperCard Live on at The Internet Archive »

Jason Scott:

On August 11, 1987, Bill Atkinson announced a new product from Apple for the Macintosh; a multimedia, easily programmed system called HyperCard. HyperCard brought into one sharp package the ability for a Macintosh to do interactive documents with calculation, sound, music and graphics. It was a popular package, and thousands of HyperCard “stacks” were created using the software.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hypercard, we’re bringing it back.

“Bringing it back,” indeed. The Internet Archive now has an online library of stacks you can use.1

I’m just a year older than HyperCard, and by the time I made it to the Mac, it was already long gone, but going through these archives has really opened my eyes as to how powerful and flexible this software was.

  1. If you have stacks laying around on old floppy disks, you should upload them.