Garth Goldwater07/23/2019, 2:20 PM
>> However, computing has changed since HyperCard’s heyday in the 1990s (it stopped being updated in 1998 and stopped being sold by Apple in 2004). There is a gaping hole in the space of computing, and each of us should feel it deeply. As we go about our daily use of technology, each of us might recognise the need for not-yet-created small tools and applications. But because these are not the kind of things that would be showered with venture funding or become the next Facebook, no one will create them for us. They could help us do our jobs better or make our lives easier or more delightful – imagine being able to build the simple note-taking app you’ve always wanted – but because they are hard for non-programmers to create, we find ourselves forced to dismiss these desires as not available to us. But it needn’t be this way.
Chris Knott07/26/2019, 6:14 PM
As we go about our daily use of technology, each of us might recognise the need for not-yet-created small tools and applicationsThis is how I always try and sell the superpower of programming to non-tech people. "Did you ever spend 2 hours menially copying text between files in a particular way" etc. My feeling is in the modern ecosystem the "hypercard gap" is between Excel and Python.