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Re: Hyperfiction

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 09:54:44 +1100 (EST)
To: Please type your name here <kbreyes@mail.utexas.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.981119095002.9313B-100000@sunrise>
I have read a fairly large amount of hyperfiction in book form - where you
have to look for the page number manually. Most of it is pretty terrible. 
Which is a comment on the authors I have come across. I have read a couple
of web-based pieces. The more abstract they are the more I like them.

Not that I use a screen reader (I use Lynx, Netscape and Explorer in 
about equal measure, and other things every so often). But not that I see 
what that has to do with it. Go on, give us a hint.

cheers

Charles MccathieNevile


On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, Please type your name here wrote:

> I was wondering if any of you have read any hyperfiction stories.
> Hyperfiction is a type of literature that is strictly read by use of a
> computter.  It is nonlinear type of reading (i.e., you can take multiple
> paaths, each leading to a different part of the story).  Some
> hyperfiction, especially those found on the web, uses graphics or color
> change or text size to set the tone of the piece.  I was wondering if
> any of you that use a screen reader or any other computer accessible
> system have read any hyperfiction stories.  Since I don't use a creen
> reader, I was wondering if any of you find this type of reading
> favorable.
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 1998 17:58:46 GMT

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