Mother superior

Read this
Now look at Text B, the hypertext product.... The work can be read in linear fashion (the missionary position of reading), but it is also open. That is, the read can choose to follow any number of subnarrative paths, can call up photographic supplemnts to certain key descriptions, can select from among a number of possible endings. What is it that we do with B? Do we still call it reading? Or would we do better to coin a new term, something like "texting" or "word-piloting?"

-- Sven Birkerts