A U T H O R / R E A D E R

In hypertext, the centrality of the author is reduced, and there is the potential for communal authorship and conversation.

"One can now picture a cyborg-narrator creating a discourse network that serves as a distribution point for various lines of flight to pass through and manipulate data linked together by the collective-self. Directing a site (giving birth to a node), will be one way to reconfigure our notion of authorship but in reconfiguring this notion aren't we in effect radically-altering (killing) the author-as-self and opening up a more fluid vista of potential-becomings?" ( Hypertextual Consciousness, Mark Amerika)