Okay, this is my summary of points I felt that were important in George Landow’s “Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization.”

The second kind of hypertext prose that Landow explained is created by the author. The writer creates a document with links to other documents on other websites. Landow urges that potential web writers must write with an awareness of writing in the presence of other people or texts.

The invention of the weblog or blog is a new kind of “discursive prose” in digital form that originate from the previous of writing that took the form of “physical marks on physical surfaces” (78). The main reason blogging is so important for us is that anyone interested in hypertext have the first widely available means on the Internet of allowing an active reader-author connection. Blogs can employ two different forms of hypertextuality that their paper predecessors could not do. All bloggers can link chronologically distant individual posts to each other, which means that it allows readers to place “events in context and get the whole story without the diarist having to explain again” (78).

Landow argues that hypertext linking of web texts could have the ability to embody a person actually experiencing text through the act of reading. The writer continues on to suggest that if the act of reading has a close connection with the electronic embodiment of text, therefore this process has begun to change its nature. I agreed that the act of reading itself has lean towards being more of a digitized form and progressed in a different direction than of the users of paper reading.