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Hypertext vs Print Text: Any Difference?

In this essay, I wish to look into this question of whether there is any difference between a hypertext and a print text, and examine some of the differences and issues pertaining to them.

For a start, let me begin with a first-hand account of my experience with hyperfiction. Before I took this course, I did not even know that such a thing called 'hyperfiction' existed, even though I may be a self-proclaimed, net fanatic. So when I was being introduced to this concept, my initial reaction was one of puzzlement, as I wondered to myself, "What in the world is this hypertext thing?" Is it something like a printed text, one that you would read as per normal and the only difference being that a print text is on paper while a hypertext is on the computer screen? I did not quite know what to expect until I had the chance to read a piece of hyperfiction for Tutorial 2.

 

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