Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing

Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing

Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing

Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing

Synopsis

This text is a study of the computer as a new technology for reading and writing - a technology that may replace the printing press as our principal medium of symbolic communication. One of the main subjects of Writing Space is hypertext, a technique that allows scientists, scholars and creative writers to construct texts that interact with the needs and desires of the reader. Bolter explores both the theory and practice of hypertext, demonstrating that the computer as hypertext represents a new stage in the long history of writing, one that has far-reaching implications in the fields of human and artificial intelligence, cognitive science, philosophy, semiotics and literary theory.
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