A True Hypertext

30 09 2007

Unlike reading a book hypertext gives the reader choices on where they choose to go.   Its hypertext because it isnt restrained to just be text; it includes artwork, sound, animation links to keep the reader on the page; The possibilities with Hypertext are endless.

A Hypertext is never constrained to be linear  Geoff Ryman’s work is a great example of a true hypertext:  253: A Novel for the Internet about London Underground in Seven Cars and a Crash As well as Shelley Jackson’s  Patchwork Girl

The evolution with hypertext is relativelly new and finding information regarding the effectiveness of its purpose and  use is a real task!




One response

1 10 2007


Good comment. Some trouble with your links though.

–dr t

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