Blog Post #8 Vandendorpe

One of my first impressions of From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library was that the chapter layout does an excellent job of mimicking the hypertextual environment that he discusses throughout the book. He highlights the fact that he first wrote this book as a hyperlinked collection of short entries that users could navigate through at their own pace and based on their own interests, and that it was only in the final stages of production that he re-mediated the text into the traditional print format. The book’s thematic organization makes sense for the print edition, but I also would have liked to experience the hypertextual format and compared it to the traditionally formatted text to see if the additional agency would change my outlook on the content.

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