"The hypertext link turns out in fact to be much more than a reference tool. The link indicates the implicit presence of other texts and the ability to reach them instantly. It implies the jump. With the jump, all texts are virtually coresident. The whole notion of a primary and a secondary text, or originals and their references, collapses. In magnetic code there are no originals, no primary, independently existing documents. All texts are virtually present and available for immediate access. The original text is merely the text accessed at the moment, the current center of focus." (Michael Heim The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality 35).
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