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System Archaeology Seminar

Old authoring systems have a more holistic/comfy feel because they were the system, not the app.

Comparative archaeology. What's easier or harder to do? What's the texture?

Let's explore these systems together. Let's make things in them. Let's talk about how they feel to use, and how they make you feel.

These are usually not text based. If they are, they have some sort of deep runtime that can be examined live.

benchmarks: todo list etc

Collection

Most of these, I later discovered, are a mere subset of Jonathan Edwards' formidable Gallery of programmer interfaces (pdf)

  • JUNO-2
  • Brad retrospective systems

(Forms/3)

Misc

https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/science-math?page=2

Would it be on Hyperlink.academy?

ARTWare: A Component Library for Building Domain-Oriented Authoring Environments

From Yoshiki Schmitz. Sources unknown right now.

Recapitulating computing

http://scripting.com/2021/04/04/174604.html?title=theLostAppsOfThe80s