This is a short tech history lesson. Thirty years ago Bill Atkinson gave us Hypercard and the opportunities for personal participation in technology changed. Hypercard is difficult to explain to folks who have never had the opportunity, but the closest I can come is to suggest that Hypercard is what PowerPoint could have been. It was a product perfectly created and scaffolded for educational settings – the perfect embodiment of the low threshold, high ceiling product. On this anniversary I encountered a post that explains Hypercard far better than I could. I still miss the opportunities this software provided and cannot understand why Apple did not continue to upgrade this product.