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Definitions of Hypertext by other authors

Here are some of the definitions of Hypertext by other authors about hypertext.

  • " 'Hyper'-text. The prefix means 'over' or 'above,' and early in the century was used in physics to describe the strange new kind of 'space' that was being defined by Einstein's relativity theory - 'hyperspace.' Einstein's space is space seen in a new way, a new kind of space - hyperspace. So with text. Hypertext is text seen in a new way, a new kind of text."(Deemer)
  • "A hypertext is like a printed book that the author has attacked with a pair of scissors and cut into convenient verbal sizes. The difference is that the electronic hypertext does not simply dissolve into a disordered bundle of slips, as the printed book must. For the author also defines a scheme of electronic connections to indicate relationships between the slips. In fashioning a hypertext, a writer might begin with a passage of continuous prose and then add notes or glosses on important words in the passage. As we suggested earlier, the glosses themselves could contain glosses, leading the reader to further texts. A hypertextual network can extend indefinitely, as a printed text cannot." (Bolter 24)
  • "Hypertext emphasizes connections and relations, and in doing so changes the ways texts exist and the ways we read them. It also changes the roles of author and reader, teacher and student.... Hypertext refers to nonsequentially read (and written) texts" (Landow, 134)
  • "Both an author's tool and a reader's medium, a hypertext document system allows authors or groups of authors to link information together, create paths through a corpus of related material, annotate existing texts, and create notes that point readers to either bibliographic data or the body of the referenced text... Readers can browse through linked, cross-referenced, annotated texts in an orderly but nonsequential manner."(Yankelovich, Landow, and Cody)



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