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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 300.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
            Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 11:28:07 +0100 (BST)
            From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
            Subject: recommended readings?
    I would be most grateful for recommendations of essays (online or
    otherwise) on the following subjects:
    1. the effects of hypertextual linking on compositional practice, by
    which I mean, how using hypertextual links changes the way one writes
    and esp how such linking influences or could influence the design of
    scholarly forms, such as the critical essay, edition, commentary etc.
    2. the design of more sophisticated linking than we currently have,
    which is to say not merely named or typified links (as already
    implemented in the old PARC NoteCards software) but links with other
    attributes to indicate, for example, scope and what one might call
    intensity or tentativeness. I would be esp glad to learn of an essay
    based on a model for any conventional form, literary allusion being
    perhaps the most comprehensive and difficult.
    3. the discrepancies between scholarly forms in which reference is a
    primary intellectual tool and anything we could conceivably do with
    computing as we now have it.
    The more one thinks about the hypertextual link, the cruder an
    instrument it appears. How subtle and various by contrast (and of course
    how problematic) are the ways in which one can in print say "see X"!
    Many thanks.
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