3.396 Bitnet; hypermedia; Mac stuff (161)

Sat, 26 Aug 89 17:27:28 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 396. Saturday, 26 Aug 1989.

(1) Date: Thu, 24 Aug 89 22:13:39 CDT (30 lines)
From: "Kevin L. Cope" <ENCOPE@LSUVM>

(2) Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 09:19:08 CDT (50 lines)
From: Charles Bailey <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: Hypertext/Hypermedia

(3) Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 12:44:00 EDT (16 lines)
Subject: Hypertext/Hypermedia

(4) Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 09:41:51 EDT (35 lines)
From: Geoff Rockwell <rockwell@utorgpu>
Subject: Mac stuff

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Date: Thu, 24 Aug 89 22:13:39 CDT
From: "Kevin L. Cope" <ENCOPE@LSUVM>

The psychology newsletter, a BITNET list, has announced that communication
between BITNET or INTERNET and COMPUSERVE is easy and, at least for those
sending from BITNET or INTERNET, free. This is probably new information to
most list users, so I announce it to several lists. Here is the procedure
for sending between the systems.

Compuserve IDs are numerical and contain a comma. To avoid confusing other
e-mail systems, the comma must be replaced with a period. If your system
can recognize a COMPUSERVE node, simply send your mail to (using my IDs as
Or, if your system cannot find this node, you must name the gateway, in
the following manner:
and your mail will go through.

Sending from COMPUSERVE to BITNET or INTRNET may be accomplished by
instructing the EsayPlex system to send into BITNET or INTERNET. For
example, to reach me, you might try
or a similar locution, depending on the nature of the receiving network.

Good luck!

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 09:19:08 CDT
From: "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: Hypertext/Hypermedia

The MIT Press has published an edited collection of papers on hypertext/

Edward Barrett, ed. The Society of Text: Hypertext, Hypermedia,
and the Social Construction of Information. Cambridge, Mass:
MIT Press, 1989.

I found the editor's earlier work, The Society of Text, to be of little
interest; however, this new book contains several papers that look

Carlson, Patricia Ann. "Hypertext and Intelligent Interfaces for
Text Retrieval."

Hodges, Matthew et al. "Investigations in Multimedia Design
Documentation." (Athena Muse system)

Meyrowitz, Norman. "The Missing Link: Why We're All Doing Hypertext

Shneiderman, Ben. "Reflections on Authoring, Editing, and Managing

Walker, Janet H. "Authoring Tools for Complex Document Sets."

Stewart, Jacqueline A. "How to Manage Educational Computing
Initiatives--Lessons from the First Five Years of Project Athena
at MIT."

Neuwirth, Christine M. "Techniques of User Message Design:
Developing a User Message System to Support Cooperative Work."

There are some other papers of note, which are reprinted from other sources,
that I haven't mentioned.

*One paper cites a source in HyperAge: The Journal of HyperThinking.
Anyone seen this journal?*

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 12:44:00 EDT
Subject: Hypertext/Hypermedia

A previous book by the MIT press and the same editor is enlightening:

Edward Barrett, ed. Text, Context, and Hypertext: Writing with
and for the Computer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1988.

Papers range from automated publishing systems and AI to document databases,
and hypertext and the teaching of writing.

Sheldon Smith
609 520-3340
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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 89 09:41:51 EDT
From: Geoff Rockwell <rockwell@utorgpu>
Subject: Re: 3.385 announcements (138)

For those who are thinking of developing information applications (read
HyperCard stacks), and would like to make the information available on
both Macs and PCs, a company called "Level Systems, Inc" is working on a
product called "Wild Card". This is supposed to compile HyperCard stacks
into applications that run under Windows.

For those who live and breathe HyperCard I saw a number of interesting
products at MacWorld:

1) HyperTimon is a not yet released script editor and debugger for HyperTalk.
It allows one to see multiple scripts, to step through a script, and provides
better editing tools than the script editor in HyperCard.

2) Dialoger is a stack full of XCMDs that allows one to easily create
dialog boxes without going near ResEdit. It allows one to create Dialog
boxes that are modeless (ie they float over the stack as it churns beneath),
and it allows one to easily combine art in the boxes.

3) Plus is an alternative to HyperCard and SuperCard. It is somewhere in
between the two - slower than HyperCard, but faster than SuperCard. It
allows one to have cards of any size, color, and multi font fields. It does
not allow for more than one window as SuperCard does. Nor does it provide
the object manipulation tools that SuperCard does. It is very much an extended

As a final note to those in Ontario or Eastern Canada, Apple Canada is
putting on a three day HyperCard workshop for participants from colleges
and universities. Contact Nick Shusler at (416) 477 5623 for more info.

Yours too long
Geoffrey Rockwell