Choose Your Own Adventure
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of hypertext is the inherent reliance on
reader interactivity, and the implications of such interactivity.
"Myst is not linear, it's not flat, it's not shallow." (Cyan)
Simply, Myst redefines the notion of the non-linear text, it pushes the
edges of the envelope into a realm that was previously non-existent.
In Myst, the reader creates the narrative.
What does this mean, exactly?
The reader's ability to explore his/her surroundings without a predetermined
path allows him/her absolute control over the text. This control, coupled
with the virtually effortless interface, creates an environment in which
the reader can become thoroughly absorbed and entranced.