Figure One. Screenshot from one of the first hypertext fictions, Michael Joyce's Afternoon: A Story. This is a single text space in a hypertext that consists of many hundreds of such spaces. The bar at the bottom is a simple menu for the reader to navigate the hypertext. Various words or phrases in the space 'yield' taking the reader to other episodes or fragments, with each reading producing a different path, and often a different 'narrative.' Used by permission, Eastgate Systems, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.
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