007 On The Silver Screen
All right, so what about the movies? After all, so what that you can see
the cigarette box in hypertext? You can see that
on the silver screen.
The difference is subtle, but potentially of enormous implication.
In hypertext, the author has the choice to represent the cigarette box visually
(literally) or through text. With cinema, the author is almost completely
limited to using a visual representation of the box, or more simply, he
must film the box at some point in order to make such information available
to the audience. The hypertext author has several other options, all depending
on the style and general layout of his creative work.
But there's much more on this with regards to Myst...