(Just) Before the Web

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of HyperCard, the Internet Archive just published a large collection of stacks, or Hypercard programs, including one I wrote, MagMaker. MagMaker was a full interactive magazine development environment. Unfortunately, MagMaker was published about, oh, 10 minutes before Netscape Navigator made the World Wide Web accessible to the common man, making it almost instantly obsolete.

Yet, this humble application did score a few firsts.