Hypertexts New?
Is this mode of reading something new or is it the same reading, being exercised in a new medium? Is hypertext even something new?

Hypertexts The Same?
Just another attempt to deconstruct linear narrative? (means narration of events in chronological order)

Does it Matter?
-they are different (obviously different on a screen than in a book)
-questions like this completely miss the point-
MY OPINION: (True. It doesn't matter if hypertext is new or old nor does it matter if it's not the same as llinear narrative. It's good to be moving forward to new ways of doing things.)

-The Point: Look at various roles that familiar elements of reading play in “hyperreading” and how they should be reinterpreted in light of the changing pragmatics of reading in hypertext environments (the internet)
https://neiljh.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/beyond-reading-in-print-close-reading-vs-hyper-reading/

-Hyperreading is much more interactive. It causes the reader to be highly stimulated while never getting to engrossed in the read. (That's what it said in the blog post- link above). The author compared it to reading an engaging book to surfing the web. You're not going to get lost like you would in a book but it's still engaging on the web. It's a different kind of involvement.

Differences between Web and Text

Web
  • volume of info
  • the speed that it can be accessed
  • the structure- series of interlinked textual points (one mouse click)
  • hypertexts are inclusive: any size, unlimited amount of linking, little time and effort
Text
  • printed pages are selective and exclusive
  • can only contain so many words
  • can refer but not link to other texts (why more time and energy)

-Key element of hypertextual structured
-concentrate on links as associative relations that change, redefine, and enhance/restrict access to info they comprise
-We normally think of links as mere connectives- not as primary elements
What Are They?
-Important: The information sources that they make available
-Speed in taking a user from one point to another (link-event is invisible)
-Familiarity becomes deceptive

1. All links ARE NOT the same; even though the same act is used in clicking on them- links should be identifiable w/w/o color.
2. In our ordinary encounters w/links they’re already made. Readers can design their own hypertexts.
3. Link’s purpose isn’t simply to associate two givens. Links change the way in which material is read/understood -links establish pathways of possible movement within the Web space, suggest relations and control access to information (if there’s no link from A to B the existence may be never known)
-assumptions and values implied by links allow one to travel and where they do not allow the reader to travel they put up boundaries

-As more and more people develop the skills to create such documents the credibility of web hypertext will diminish
Reader or Writer Problem?
-links turning a different color when clicking on them
What's Different about web reading/writing
-conventions of reading -new technologies- hypertext will usher in a wave of educational innovation and reform
-text=linear
-Hypertex=lateral as well!
-hypertext can represent more complex "rhizomatic" relationships between ideas (means spreading- like roots!)
-hypertext adds dimensions to writing- makes writing less linear (both have advantages)

-Surfing- a sign that something is different with web writing -underlining
-putting directly in sentence (making them flow)
-we often ignore the other types of links. They become naturalized. The types of links Bourboles mentions aren't quite as naturalized.
-Price mentioned the links that everyone recognizes and understands. We are naturalized to them-
EXAMPLE: Like the BSU About Page
-have the link correlate with the header/title of the page that it links to. (then the reader will know what's up right away)

-Metaphor -Metonymy- often compared with a metaphor - an association not by similarity but by contiguity. Like a shape on a screen. You know what it means
-Synecdoche-The mustache came back to the bar. One word stands in for another.
-Hyperbole- an exaggeration for the sake of tropic emphasis (my office is flooded with mail)
-Antistasis- tree example. PIVOT- How do you get down off an elephant? How do you get down off a duck? LOL
-Identity- antistatis- highlights the way we use them. (OUR town, OUR lake. etc. all under the About BSU button)
-Sequence and Cause-and-Effect
-Catechresis- the cat pic. How memes got started. Apparent missues of tropes and it catches on.
-meaning changes with different kinds of links - rabbit example - food, lagomorpha, Peter
-juxtapositions with different kinds of links/images (tree example) - split ends, delta, tributaries, roots, veins. tree (they all branch) -descriptive links- can be used in sentences or a list example
-links show up in search engines- important info

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