Twin media: hypertext structure under pressure

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Twin media: hypertext structure under pressure
This hypertext reports on issues in hypertext rhetoric and presentation that arise in composing a large argumentative hypertext associated with a book version of the same project. It concerns not the old navigation problem for the lost reader, but the construction problem for the uncertain author. The essay discusses link patterns, the intentions of readers and authors, and the pressure of book upon the structure of the hypertext. A hypertext does not need to be associated with a book to feel these pressures from our habits with other media. How can a long expository hypertext be made accessible, and argue for its views, without sacrificing the virtues of hypertextual presentation? The essay attempts to exemplify as well as discuss these issues. Categories and Subject Descriptors J.5 Arts and Humanities General Terms Design, Human Factors Keywords Hypertext rhetoric, scholarly hypertext, link patterns, argumentation, readers' intentions, authorial intentions
David Kolb
Added 30 Jun 2010
Updated 30 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where HT
Authors David Kolb
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