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Where are the hypertexts?
The suggestion that hypertexts are unnatural is common. It's sometimes voiced by supporters as well as skeptics. Isn't the book the NATURAL form of writing? Don't stories start at the beginning?
In the next few minutes, I want to explore the world as it is. It's a world where everything is intertwingled. In the world as it is, stories don't start at the beginning.
I want to say this in several ways. Keep in mind, though, that stories aren't just for fun; the stories I have in mind are about quantum mechanics and geophysics, not just fireside tales.