www.dichtung-digital.com/2001/10/20-Boehler

The World of Digital Literature

by Christine Böhler

German Version

The World Wide Web is an enormous publishing system, every user can publish texts and documents world-wide. This communication space, where information is used collectively, is based on the concept of hypertext, the networked reading and writing of texts, the effort of organizing content associatively.

The consequences are fundamental changes compared to traditional text production and distribution. Multiple authoring, globalization and individualism, new sales strategies of publishing houses, book stores, authors and artists - all this results in new possibilities as well as risks for literary production outside the market-driven best-seller charts.

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(given at conference p0es1s - poetics of digital text )