The HyperCard version of First Screening
Click to download the HyperCard version of First Screening.
3.5" floppy disk on which the HyperCard
version of First Screening was distributed
By 1993, the Apple IIe and its 5.25" floppy disks were obsolete. J.B.
Hohm, at that time, was a student of Fred Wah at the University of Calgary
in Alberta, Canada. With Wah's encouragement, Hohm created a HyperCard version
1992-93, nine years after the original 1984 publication
and four years after bpNichol passed away. With Ellie Nichol's approval and
the help of Dennis Johnson of Red Deer College Press and Fred Wah, this version
was distributed on 3.5" floppy
disk (shown above) and was sold through Red Deer College Press.
It has been a few years,
however (as of this 2007 writing) since the Mac supported HyperCard. Currently,
to view the HyperCard version, you need an old Mac. Alternatively, a product
which is for sale over the Net, apparently displays old HyperCard stacks
on the Mac and PC. If you are intent on viewing the HyperCard version of First
Screening, do an Internet search on the matter to discover the
current state of this issue which may, perhaps, change over time.
J.B. Hohm's HyperCard version kept First Screening breathing through
Cover and back of the 3.5" floppy disk distributed with
version of First Screening.
J.B. Hohm on the HyperCard version
From: Brian Hohm
Sent: January 15, 2007 7:03 PM
To: Jim Andrews; Geof Huth
Subject: Re: bp's First Screening
I found and scanned the Red Deer College cover (see above).
I was able to open the HyperCard binary (the attachment you sent me) as
a text file, (see FirstScreeningHypercardText). Between
the binary dribnibs one can find much of the text displayed on the cards
(typos and all), as well as the Hypertalk code . HyperCard appears
to store backup and deleted text in spare spaces around the binary file,
because one can find various versions of the text scattered throughout.
I've extracted some of the text (including the translator's notes) from
that file and put it into a smaller text file (FirstScreeningHypercardRemarks.txt).
Reading it, I now recall some of the design decisions I made were to include
speed and font controls - that is I gave users the power to change fonts
and display speed. (Blasphemy!)
Anyway, hope that helps,