Yours truly, writing for Macworld:
To recap: Decidedly old-school-Apple/pre-NeXT technology. A
programming language syntax that frustrated experts and failed to
achieve its intended goal of empowering non-programmers to
program. A technical mismatch with the Cocoa application
framework. You need this historical context to understand how
unlikely AppleScript’s long-term success was. Someone with access
to a time machine could make a lot of money by going back to
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 1998 and accepting wagers
that AppleScript would be alive and well in the year 2012.
I really like how this piece turned out; it captures a lot of what I’ve been trying to say about AppleScript for years.
★ Wednesday, 12 December 2012