Mitch Waite

Computer book author, publisher, web designer, and entrepreneur

1989 – Tricks of the HyperTalk Masters

In the unfolding story of creating books to chase the technological breakthroughs of the 1980s, Apple’s 1987 introduction of HyperCard stood as a defining moment in my journey through the world of computer book publishing. This was more than just software; it was a paradigm shift. Bill Atkinson, a visionary at Apple, had crafted a masterpiece. HyperCard, with its unique stacks of digital cards and the intuitive HyperTalk scripting language, wasn’t merely an app; it was a leap into what felt like a new digital era. It was Apple’s secret sauce in the brewing competition with Windows PCs.

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