The Linearity of Hypertext
"Reading and writing are linear phenomena; they are sequential and chronological, conditioned by the durative ordering of time, although their positions as stored and in space may have a nonlinear organization. But once a word or a sentence is read, it is chosen and taken out of its nonlinear context and positioned as a sequence in the linear chain and in conditioned time. However discontinuous or jumpy the writing or reading of a hypertext might be, at one level it always turns out to be linear." (Gunnar Liestol "Wittgenstein, Genette, and the Reader's Narrative in Hypertext" 89).
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