Twenty-five years ago today, HyperCard was released at Macworld Expo Boston. Apple’s software construction kit for the rest of us began shipping on every new Mac as of August 11, 1987; you could also buy it for . It required 1 MB of memory (yes, one megabyte) and a pair of 800K floppy drives, or one floppy drive + a hard disk. (Announced at the same time: the ImageWriter LQ, the Apple Fax Modem, and MultiFinder.) Times have indeed changed.
For those who haven’t been playing along at home for quite that long, HyperCard was an application where you could develop (or dow…
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Apple’s original software construction kit: HyperCard turns twenty-five years old today