HyperCard, the graphical hyperlinked Mac app that influenced the invention of the Web, was invented by Apple engineer Bill Atkinson after an acid trip 30 years ago this weekend. Now the Internet Archive has brought it back with a collection of over 3000 hypercard "stacks" that you can explore right in your browser. Each stack opens inside the Archive's emulator of an early Macintosh computer.
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If you want to reminisce about the days when all your tech info came from monthly magazines, you have two options. One, you can track down a dusty collection of, say, CU Amiga mags, perhaps in your own (or a friend's) garage. Or two, just hit up the Internet Archive, which has a healthy collection of digitised periodicals, with a focus on computer and IT-related topics.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
If you cut your chops on the web during the era of hand-coded HTML websites, then you definitely know that the most important part of a good site are the GIFs. How else would you notify your readers that your site is still "under construction"? GifCities helps you find those GIFs from the old World Wide Web.