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Culture 1.0: The Hypermedia Guide to Western Civilization

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (2.81 MB)
MD5: 5a9a2e40f983b3d92c3f97dc5544053e
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (16.52 MB)
MD5: c7a2860f6b64372ffc53bdcc562a499d
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac

"Culture 1.0 is the culmination of more than two decades of research by Walter Reinhold of New York University. During these years Mr. Reinhold, a specialist in music history and the humanities, has designed 16 courses running the gamut from medieval to 20th Century music, art and history. This program uniquely conveys the fruits of his labors via the medium of HyperCard.

This early HyperCard stack collection originally retailed for $175 in 1989 and was glowingly reviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The London Review of Books. There was also a 1 disk update in 1990 which included the stack for the 20th Century. That disk is not included with the archive.

First DL: (7) Disk Copy 4.2 800K disk images compressed with StuffIt 4.01
Second DL: Bootable MiniVMac disk image (7.5.3) with all stacks in /Programs/Culture

Architecture: 68k

Macintosh Plus or better
Hard drive
HyperCard 1.2

Note: this hyperstack collection has various display and audio issues the more advanced your Mac is. It is recommended that you run this in HyperCard 1.2.5 at the latest and no higher than Mac OS 7.6.


24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, March 2 - 1:07pm

Never mind Dookie Boot, the book is pretty much self explaining and there are the help files for anybody interested in reading through it.
Its always amazing to see what was done with a nine inch monochrome back in the days.
My wife had a Mac Plus at her office mainly for DTP before she got a Mac II , we did not even know about such sophisticated HyperCard stacks.

Dookie Boot's picture
by Dookie Boot - 2016, March 2 - 10:13am

You're welcome, 24bit! This is pretty rare, so I'm pessimistic about the 20th Century update disk popping up. Doing a Worldcat search only showed one copy in Australia of the Culture 1.0 package. The US Library of Congress doesn't even seem to have a copy. I'll try to get a pic of the box cover this week. There is also supposed to be a manual, but my copy did not include that.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2016, March 1 - 12:34pm

Thanks for sharing this rare gem!
I copied the content of your disk images to one folder on a bootable volume to save the emulator guys from swapping disks.