"Why use old computers and operating systems?"
There's a lot here I can relate to. I'll add that there's an overall charm to them that's a lot more than nostalgia for me
This struck home:
"Because I see computing as an interest, a hobby and a passion, I don’t like to use computers and operating systems that I don’t enjoy using, in the same way that somebody who enjoys literature isn’t interested in reading literature that they think is poorly written."
@cypnk Do you think people might have mostly forgotten about HyperCard by 2005? 16 years is a long time to write a program, if many people feel it is missing.
@Coffee Other systems came to completely dominate the transfer and sorting of knowledge like spreadsheets. Even the FOSS world would follow with some degree of familiarity
It's that VHS vs Betamax thing again. People forgot Betamax and then went on to DVD from VHS and never looked back
They didn't forget, but HyperCard was gone for many iterations of other tech that was almost as good together. Not one solution had it all at once, but workflows long since evolved for multiple tools
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