At the Berkeley Cybersalon, Bill Atkinson discusses the creation and legacy of the Apple HyperCard.
It's only been 25 years since Bill Atkinson and his elite Apple team created HyperCard -- the hypermedia system that made programs like Myst and You Don't Know Jack possible before the World Wide Web or the founder of Facebook were barely conceived. Here's your chance to meet Bill and survivors of his team at the Berkeley Cybersalon, Sunday, August 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hillside Club (www.hillsideclub.org), 2286 Cedar St., in Berkeley. Refreshments will be provided by Alacrity Software, maker of Infinite Canvas, an authoring app for the iPad inspired by HyperCard. Raines Cohen, co-founder of BMUG, will host, and we might have a few surprise guests join Bill on stage as well (not Steve Jobs, alas).
Bill Atkinson is an American computer engineer and photographer. Atkinson worked at Apple Computer from 1978 to 1990.
Raines Cohen is a Northern California Regional Organizer with Cohousing California, a regional umbrella group fostering the creation of green intentional neighborhoods (ecovillages) throughout the state.
He has spent a quarter century launching grassroots nonprofit organizations and helping them manage their growth. He served two terms on the Cohousing Association of the United States national board and currently is a Fellowship for Intentional Community boardmember. He is a Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Senior Cohousing Facilitator, helping people create new choices for retirement, and a member of the National Aging In Place Council and founding member of The Elders Guild.
Raines majored in Geography at the University of California at Berkeley, and cofounded the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group (BMUG) while enrolled. He worked in the newsroom at MacWEEK magazine, editing and writing, and later was Founding Editor of NetProfessional magazine, a trade publication.