Places to Start
This node lists suggestions on possible places to start reading this work.
The thing to remember is that these are merely suggestions as to
where I might begin and aren't necessarily the beginning of the work (you,
as the reader, define the beginning of the work).
- The Sections node is at the top of my hierarchy for this work. From this node, you can go directly to six threads in the work: Background, Argument, Author, Reader, Text, and Implications.
- An Introduction? -- Something of an introduction (as much as there can be in a hypertext).
- Beginnings -- Why beginnings are problematic
- Topics Index -- If you're interested in
certain topics, this is a good place to see what concepts appear in the work. Also, if you'd like to see bits and pieces of hypertext theory, the Topic Index contains a list of excerpts from hypertext theorists.
- General Index -- An alphabetical index of
each node in the work. Pick a node at random and see where you go from there.
- Authors Index -- A list of authors
cited throughout the work.
If you're interested in how this project came to be, you can read About
This Project, which discusses how my research lead me to what
the work is at present.
Any node in the work is potentially a beginning, so start wherever you will.
Find the nodes with titles that interest you. Go wherever you like. As Nancy
Kaplan says, "take chances with your choices."