It Won't LAst
Neither will you.
- Hypertexts won't be lost because formats go obsolete or media decays.
- Hypertexts (and texts) are lost when nobody reads them.
Books, like Tinkerbell, survive as long as their audience cares.
People fear that hypertext won't last; that the media will decay or the format may become obsolete.
They may be right. But what they are really expressing is the knowledge that they themselves will surely decay, the fear that they are already obsolete.
Hypertexts, and books, survive as long as the audience cares. It was ever thus, but it's truer now than ever.