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Issue 1.5


Spamfire to the Rescue

A Chat with Michael Herrick

Issue: 1.5 (April/May 2003)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Michael Herrick runs Matterform software, and is the creator of Spamfire, one of the best anti-spam tools on the Macintosh. And it's written in REALbasic, of course!
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Tell me a little about yourself.

I'm very much a Mac fanatic. I couldn't really get interested in computers until my family got our first Mac in 1985.

My father was a newspaper publisher and was an early adopter of the Mac's new desktop publishing technology.

My intro to programming was in the late '80s with Hypercard. I played around with a lot of the usual kinds of Hypercard stacks, and Hypercard also got me interested in hypertext, some four or five years before the World Wide Web really took off.

Matterform's first commerical product was the HTML Grinder, which was a very successful Web site management tool in the early days of the Web. It was written entirely in Hypercard, which surprised a lot of people because it really did look like a double-clickable standalone app, with plugins and everything.

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