The Gunmetal Cigarette Box
This James Bond example is a good one, not only because everyone's heard
of James Bond, but because there are a slew of James
Bond films out there as well as novels. So extending the scenario, let's
talk about the gunmetal cigarette box. According to Nell, we do not inquire
as to the color of the box. We do not need to, he says: we simply need to
know that he has one.
Now let's put this in hypertext.
What if we see the gunmetal cigarette box. What if we know what color it
What if we know he has a gunmetal cigarette box only because we (literally)
see it. Because it exists before us in space, albeit virtual.