Hypertext Commentator David Shenk warns that hyper-text...the computer protocol that allows a user to begin with one narrative and then jump to others...has serious disadvantges as a mode of thought. Faster is not always better and segmentation is not always smarter. Traditional narrative has a built-in purpose-- that the reader can learn something not just from the pieces of the story, but from the story as a whole.
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Commentator David Shenk warns that hyper-text...the computer protocol that allows a user to begin with one narrative and then jump to others...has serious disadvantges as a mode of thought. Faster is not always better and segmentation is not always smarter. Traditional narrative has a built-in purpose— that the reader can learn something not just from the pieces of the story, but from the story as a whole.