(Multimedia. The Word.)

I really, really hesitate to use this word.


It has truly become the catchword of the 90s, and in fact, it makes me sick just to write it. But as much of a cliche as it has become, there is really no other way to convey the absolute power of the computer over any other form of entertainment in the industry. Computers, unlike novels, allow motion video, sound, and hypertextual links (to name just a few of its capabilities). Computers, unlike film, allow genuine audience interactivity. It is for this reason that the word multimedia is critical here, despite its blatant overuse in the past several years.

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