Force Computers, San Jose, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Solectron Corporation's technology solutions business unit (NYSE:SLR) and a leader in embedded computing, has introduced StackWare, a telecommunications software solution to enable communications OEMs ease of integration for advanced telecom products.
Using the StackWare protocol package with the Force PMC/860 telecom controller hardware provides a software interface for easy configuration and delivers a performance- and standards-tested solution for faster time-to-market.
Its applications, called stacks or stackware
, utilize index cards and buttons as metaphors for data and actions, respectively.
Its subtitle, Reference Management Stackware
, gives a clue to its origin.
Products will have to be torn apart and rebuilt; pricing and marketing decisions need to be reconsidered; a now class of authors (like HyperCard stackware
developers) will have to learn how to shape raw information into more useful forms.
There is a lot of traffic on networks already about it and people are exchanging stackware
. I think it will be a mass-media cult phenomenon, rather like MacPaint and MacDraw.
Culture 1.0 is an extraordinary product, not only as HyperCard stackware
, but as a computer-based learning tool.
For example, applications like stackware
for HyperCard and templates for spreadsheets can be modified and used by a large percentage of faculty with very little training.
We will look at how the Apple Corporate Library uses HyperCard and how its HyperCard development serves as a model for design and implementation of HyperCard stackware
in library environments.
With Apple's introduction of HyperCard, software availability in the form of "stackware
" will increase exponentially.
HyperCard continues to engender a lot of new stackware
as well as many external extensions.
is the collective name given to marketable HyperCard stacks; these essentially are applications written using HyperCard which can be run using HyperCard on another Macintosh, in much the same way as dBase and other database applications can be built for other users.