Symposium week eight

The three points from this week’s symposium that suck with me were:

  1. The difference between hypertext and narrative discussed in the conversation about whether or not a video game is hypertext or not. There were valid points both for against video games being hypertext and I feel after hearing both opinions that one some level they are, or at least resemble the idea of hypertext, but when it comes to the narrative side of games they are not.
  2. The practical side to how you actually write hypertext, making sure that every link stands alone, there can be no assumption that the reader has viewed other link before or will read other ones after was the most interesting aspect for me.
  3. Just thinking about ‘life before Google.’ I can’t even imagine life without Google – high school history would  have been a hell of a lot harder, that’s for sure!

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