WWWeb Hypertext Style
by Jerry Tutsch, Copyright © 1996
WWWeb Publishing And HypertextCurrently the WWWeb is like a library where each book is one page in length but it points to a dozen other books, each of which is one page long. Why is there so little true hypertext on the WWWeb? Maybe authors do not have the tools needed to write true hypertext. Maybe people do not know how to write true hypertext. Maybe readers do not want to read true hypertext.
It seems that most of the scholarly material on hypertext theory is still being published in books. Are the books all hype? Perhaps the problem is that on the WWWeb there is still no good way for authors to get paid for writing hypertext documents.
Maybe publishing true hypertext on the WWWeb requires the equivalent of book editors, publishers and distributors - as opposed to just "Webmasters." Since potential hypertext authors have text editing programs and can download HTML files to servers, it would seem that traditional linear documents can be reworked to become hypertext documents, but this may just be an illusion.
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