Why make connections within the text?

[Helen Kim], English 111, Autumn 1997

"In linking, hypertext adds a second fundamental form of variation, further dispersing or atomizing text. Electronic links permit readers to take various paths through a given body of lexias. This quality of hypertext, which produces its characteristic avoidance of unilinearity, has obvious major effects upon conceptions of textuality and upon rhetorical structures." (Landow 64)

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