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Hypertext 2.0: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology

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George Landow's widely acclaimed Hypertext was the first book to bring together the worlds of literary theory and computer technology to explore the implications of giving readers instant, easy access to a virtual library of sources as well as unprecedented control of what and how they read. Now, in Hypertext 2.0, Landow shifts the focus from Intermedia to Microcosm, ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 8th 1997 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published September 5th 1997)
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Cullen Brown
When this study first appeared, it must have seemed revolutionary. As it stands now, a lot of what Landow argues seems quite dated; however, I think some of the points he makes about hypertext and the future or literary education to be quite compelling and in need of further discussion.

A question or point I think Landow never arrives at or explores is who the ideal reader of hypertext is.To be more specific, I question how "accessible" a hypertext would have been. When one considers that this b
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hypertext may seem outdated, but the active reading and academic mind mapping discussed associated with hypertext is still very important today.
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