Solutions to Saturday Mac riddles 152

I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 152. Here are my solutions to them.

1: Cursive handwriting on a fruit is nearly thirty years old and still going strong.

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AppleScript

Cursive handwriting (script) on a fruit (apple) is nearly thirty years old (first released in 1993) and still going strong (it’s still used in Monterey).

2: Fast in the air, I’m nearly eight, but was conceived four years earlier.

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Swift

Fast (swift) in the air (the bird), I’m nearly eight (released on 2 June 2014 at WWDC), but was conceived four years earlier (by Chris Lattner in July 2010).

3: Designed by Dan for Bill’s stack of cards, I was the inspiration for others.

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HyperTalk

Designed by Dan (Winkler, in 1987) for Bill’s stack of cards (HyperCard, created by Bill Atkinson after an LSD trip), I was the inspiration for others (including JavaScript and AppleScript).

The common factor

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They’re all programming languages developed for the Mac.

I look forward to your putting alternative cases.