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Card Sharks vs Holy Scrollers

Article from 1987 about a conference on the future of Hypertext and the two camps "Card Sharks" and "Holy Scrollers". A lot of it reads like a deja-vu:

 

"As happens in every new field, a struggle is already taking place over which hypertext methods are the best, with creators defending their philosophies. Many hypermedia developers are divided, for example, over whether to break up hypertext into small notecard like chunks the way Apple's Hypercard does or to give unlimited size to the chunks."

 

"There are two camps: Hypercard and scrolling," said Jeff Raskin, formerly of Apple and now president of Information Appliance of Menlo Park, California. "I'm a holy scroller."

 

"Apple's decision to give the program away with every Mac will put the power of hypermedia into the hands of millions, generating a giant library of millions, Brooks said."

 

MORE ON THAT SUBJECT HERE: www.informationarchitects.jp/en/ipad-scroll-or-card/

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