The Same Thing

Does a hypertext text always say the same thing ? Does the process of reading multilinearly change what a text says? One hypertextual reading may seem to emphasize one point, another day and another reading may emphasize another element, and bring a reader across a previously missed lexia. Still, the text depends on the reader to bring it to life. Even more than a print book, a hypertext web disappears when it is not read, because it literally disappears when it is closed into a space only visible to the computer's hard drive.
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