November 5, 2012

Hypertext as a Genre

Taking into consideration what we've discussed in past readings as well as from Landow's piece about what a hypertext is, I've concluded that I personally cannot define a hypertext as its own genre. In fact it is a collection of genres connect through a technological vehicle. The structures are limitless in such a medium. The network of materials would don't have to follow a theme also contradict each other in genre types and therefore the problems we visited last week when looking at the chart of genres and their limits. We will constantly run into obstacles when using mediums as genres, in this case, the authorship and readership are further apart than ever, because any given piece will express what an author wants to relay but the manners of following/reading are unique and hardly concrete in a hypertextual situations.

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