A report on HyperCard

The SE/30 was one of Apple's Macintosh computers that were contemporaneous with the HyperCard application

Software application and development kit for Apple Macintosh and Apple IIGS computers.

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HyperTalk

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HyperTalk is a discontinued high-level, procedural programming language created in 1987 by Dan Winkler and used in conjunction with Apple Computer's HyperCard hypermedia program by Bill Atkinson.

Clockwise from top: MacBook Air (2015), iMac G5 20" (2004), Macintosh II (1987), Power Mac G4 Cube (2000), iBook G3 Blueberry (1999) and original Macintosh 128K (1984)

Macintosh

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Family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) since January 1984.

Family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) since January 1984.

Clockwise from top: MacBook Air (2015), iMac G5 20" (2004), Macintosh II (1987), Power Mac G4 Cube (2000), iBook G3 Blueberry (1999) and original Macintosh 128K (1984)
A prototype of the Macintosh from 1981 (at the Computer History Museum)
The Apple Macintosh Plus at the Design Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden
The Macintosh II, the first Macintosh model with color graphics
The Macintosh SE, updated Compact Macintosh design using Snow White design language
The Macintosh Portable, Apple's first battery-powered Macintosh
The Macintosh LC II with a Macintosh 12" RGB Display.
The PowerBook 100
The iMac G3, introduced in 1998. Though it led Apple's return to profitability, its associated mouse was one of consumers' least favorite products.
2006 MacBook Pro
27-inch Slim Unibody iMac
The 15-inch late 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar
2020 MacBook Pro
An iMac G5 with its back panel removed
The original Macintosh introduced a radically new graphical user interface for personal computers. Users interact with the computer using a metaphorical desktop with icons of real life items, instead of abstract textual commands.

In August 1987, Apple unveiled HyperCard and MultiFinder, which added cooperative multitasking to the operating system.

Hypermedia

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Extension of the term hypertext, is a nonlinear medium of information that includes graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks.

Extension of the term hypertext, is a nonlinear medium of information that includes graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks.

Bill Atkinson's HyperCard popularized hypermedia writing, while a variety of literary hypertext and hypertext works, fiction and non-fiction, demonstrated the promise of links.

Documents that are connected by hyperlinks.

Hypertext

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Text displayed on a computer display or other electronic devices with references to other text that the reader can immediately access.

Text displayed on a computer display or other electronic devices with references to other text that the reader can immediately access.

Documents that are connected by hyperlinks.
Engineer Vannevar Bush wrote "As We May Think" in 1945 in which he described the Memex, a theoretical proto-hypertext device which in turn helped inspire the subsequent invention of hypertext.
Douglas Engelbart in 2009, at the 40th anniversary celebrations of "The Mother of All Demos" in San Francisco, a 90-minute 1968 presentation of the NLS computer system which was a combination of hardware and software that demonstrated many hypertext ideas.
Ted Nelson gives a presentation on Project Xanadu, a theoretical hypertext model conceived in the 1960s whose first and incomplete implementation was first published in 1998.
Hypertext Editing System (HES) IBM 2250 Display console – Brown University 1969

In August 1987, Apple Computer released HyperCard for the Macintosh line at the MacWorld convention.

Bill Atkinson

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American computer engineer and photographer.

American computer engineer and photographer.

Atkinson also conceived, designed and implemented HyperCard, an early and influential hypermedia system.

An example of a hyperlink as commonly seen in a web browser, with a mouse pointer hovering above it

Hyperlink

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Reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping.

Reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping.

An example of a hyperlink as commonly seen in a web browser, with a mouse pointer hovering above it
Several documents being connected by hyperlinks
How internal MediaWiki links work when one wants to create a link that displays words different from the linked page's title.
Douglas Engelbart and his team at SRI, 1969

A database program HyperCard was released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh that allowed hyperlinking between various pages within a document, as well as to other documents — even separate applications — on the same computer; it was probably the first use of the word "hyperlink".

OMO Screenshot

Oracle Media Objects

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OMO Screenshot

Oracle Media Objects, formerly Oracle Card, was a software development tool for developing multi-media applications, with functionality and appearance similar to Apple Inc.'s HyperCard.

Editing display showing MediaWiki markup language

Wiki

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Hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience directly using a web browser.

Hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its own audience directly using a web browser.

Editing display showing MediaWiki markup language
Ward Cunningham
Wiki Wiki Shuttle at Honolulu International Airport
History comparison reports highlight the changes between two revisions of a page.
The home page of the English Wikipedia

Cunningham was, in part, inspired by the Apple HyperCard, which he had used.

SuperCard Screenshot

SuperCard

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High-level development environment that runs on Macintosh computers, under OS 8 and 9, and OS X.

High-level development environment that runs on Macintosh computers, under OS 8 and 9, and OS X.

SuperCard Screenshot

It is inspired by HyperCard, but includes a richer language, a full GUI toolkit, and native color (as opposed to HyperCard's Apple- or third-party-supplied add-ons).

A blinking text cursor while typing Wikipedia.

Cursor (user interface)

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Indicator used to show the current position for user interaction on a computer monitor or other display device that will respond to input from a text input or pointing device.

Indicator used to show the current position for user interaction on a computer monitor or other display device that will respond to input from a text input or pointing device.

A blinking text cursor while typing Wikipedia.
The cursor for the Windows Command Prompt (appearing as an underscore at the end of the line)
The common cursor roles for a cursor set.
Common pointer types (enlarged)
A wait cursor replaces the pointer with an hourglass.
The I-beam pointer.
An example of mouse pointer trails.
An example of a 3D cursor in a 3D modeling environment (center).

When the pointer hovers over a hyperlink, a mouseover event changes the pointer into a hand with an outstretched index finger. Often some informative text about the link may pop up in a tooltip, which disappears when the user moves the pointer away. The tooltips revealed in the box depending on the implementation of the web browser; many web browsers will display the "title" of the element, the "alt" attribute, or the non-standard "tooltips" attribute. This pointer shape was first used for hyperlinks in Apple Computer's HyperCard.