Hypertext: An Introduction and Survey

  title={Hypertext: An Introduction and Survey},
  author={Jeff Conklin},
  • J. Conklin
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • Art, Computer Science
  • Computer
This article is a survey of existing hypertext systems, their applications, and their design. It is both an introduction to the world of hypertext and, at a deeper cut, a survey of some of the most important design issues that go into fashioning a hypertext environment. The concept of hypertext is quite simple: Windows on the screen are associated with objects in a database, and links are provided between these objects, both graphically (as labelled tokens) and in the database (as pointers… 
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