John Gruber at Daring Fireball links today to this old video introducing HyperCard, featuring Bill Atkinson. If you know your Apple/Mac history at all, you know Atkinson's name. He's one of the Mac Immortals.
I was among the very first HyperCard users in the country and was a member of the original HyperCard Users Group. Did a lot with HyperCard, including a complete first year course in the Latin language. (This was back in my days as a professor.)
When it was clear HyperCard wasn't going to have a future, I committed to FileMaker Pro. That was around 2002. But I still miss HyperCard. It could do things that I still can't do in FileMaker, at least not nearly as easily. I've never quite forgiven Apple for killing HyperCard and don't understand why they did.
William Porter is Rucksack's owner and principal. He's been writing on a range of tech subjects for three decades. Yikes!