(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.

Updated: Fading to Modern

With the demolition of Schenectady’s Nicholaus Block, the Capital Region lost one of its last surviving examples of the 100-year old Uneeda Biscuit campaign. Though only a fragment, this “ghost sign” was one of the best preserved Uneeda examples in the country.

We thought it a good time to reprise our January 2017 rumination on weather and typography.