Let me introduce the word "hypertext" to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper. It may contain summaries, or maps of its contents and their interrelations: it may contain annotations, additions and footnotes from scholars who have examined it. Let me suggest that such a nobject and system, properly designed and administered, could have great potential for education, increasingthe student's range of choices, his sense of freedom, his motivation, and his intellectual grasp. Such a system could grow indefinitely, gradually including more and more of the world;'s written knowledge.(Nelson, 96).
It is surprising to see how foundational this text is for the modern architecture of the internet. It is also amazing to look beyond the form of the World Wide Web and consider coding languages as medium onto themselves. I am interested in what people have to say in regards to this and "Patchwork Girl." In addition, I wonder if others enjoyed the exaggerated if not hyper-intertextuality of especially in the "quilt" portion of the text.