Can Hypertext Really do any of this Stuff?
Are we getting too far ahead of ourselves? Or more simply, can hypertext
entrance? It is difficult to tell, essentially because there are relatively
so few works of hypertext fiction. Perhaps a few reactions to hypertext
in its strictest sense -- Joyce's Afternoon or Moulthrop's Victory Garden
-- can give us a better impression of hypertext's ability to entrance.
(Links to reactions...)
Or is this inherently unfair, in that neither text-dominant works make use
of the computer's multimedia capabilities? Perhaps
reactions to Myst and Freak Show are equally relevant. After all, while
these projects are more clearly geared towards the entertainment industry,
they exploit the computer's power to a much greater degree.
(Links to reactions)