It is possible to write software that solves real business problems, cheaply and reliably. The recipe is well known, even though it's not easy to do.
I am an Extreme Programmer. I help individuals, teams and organization become more effective.
I'm lucky to work as a developer
mostly in the Milano area.
I used to teach at Università dell'Insubria.
The various HyperCard clones and HyperCard-influenced software lack HyperCard’s radical simplicity and the resulting explorability
. Explorability of the “master of all you survey
” variety matters
. All of the extra features in a more feature-rich system like SuperCard (or even VB) are not harmless
. There is a fundamental difference, especially for a child, between a system which you can fully wrap your mind around and one with countless mystery knobs.
Why Hypercard Had to Die