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Reading Hyperlinks as Break, Gap or Escape [German]
In 2001 the death of hypertext and the triumph of multimedia had been announced. Everyone seemed to agree on the banality of hypertext and its foremost praised element hyperlink. This was exactly the time when hypertext had in fact just established itself among the masses of electronic network users as a communication standard and would have needed more support on how to live with hypertext. In a lecture in 2002 Beat Suter looked into what had been established by the scholars so far and took a closer look at what others didn't see anymore – the "important locations in a text", the topoi, the underlined passages, alas: the hyperlinks.
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