Our HyperJam way back when sort of broke my brain, or at least my brain's relationship to computing. I started wondering why it's so hard to harness the computing power that we theoretically have at our fingertips, even decades after an elegant tool like HyperCard was born. I've been really enjoying http://worrydream.com/MediaForThinkingTheUnthinkable/ and it's got me excited about computing again.
@jcmorrow As someone who is just an occasional dabbler in programming I can't agree more!
Even up to 2000s we used to have newbie friendly programs that encouraged creative computing. HyperCard, Macromedia Director, hell - even Flash. I would love a modern HTML5 equivalent that lets me make interactive things, without having to have that "inside baseball" knowledge of modern web framework ecosystem.
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