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By Robert Kendall

Introducing the HTLit Column
(June 1998)

Truth, Beauty, and Hypertext
(June 1998)
What can literature do for computer science?

Testing, Testing
(Aug. 1998)
What can poets and fiction writers learn from the testing lab?

The Hypertexts of Yesteryear
(Oct. 1998)

Hypertext writers must cope with the dangers of software obsolescence.

Parsing the Cold: McLaughlin's Notes Toward Absolute Zero
(Feb. 1999)
Thematic transformation is the driving force behind this hypertext novella.

But I Know What I Like
(June 1999)
What are the elements of good hypertext?

Time: The Final Frontier
(Oct. 1999)
How can we get a grip on the temporality of hypertext structure?

Stalking the Wild Hypertext: The Electronic Literature Directory
(Feb. 2000; revised May 2001)
An ambitious new project defines a new approach to keeping tabs on hypertext literature.

Hypertext: Foe to Print?
(June 2000)
Hypertext and print prove to be more compatible with one another than you might expect.


By Guest Authors

Playing the Numbers:
M.D. Coverley’s Fibonacci’s Daughter

(Oct. 2000)
By Jane Yellowlees Douglas
This story demonstrates how hypermedia can enrich the narrative structure of fiction.

In this column, Robert Kendall ponders hypertext literature, delivers reports from the field, and furnishes reviews. Reviews are also provided by occasional guest authors. The column appears in print in the SIGWEB Newsletter (formerly the SIGLINK Newsletter) published by the Association for Computing Machinery. (SIGWEB--formerly SIGLINK--is the Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Web.)


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