Hypertext is the combination of natural-language with the computer’s capacities for interactive, branching or dynamic display, when explicitly used as a medium. Or, to define it more broadly, ‘hypertext’ is the generic term for any text which cannot be printed (or printed conveniently) on a conventional page, or used conveniently when bound between conventional covers. ‘Non-linear text’ might be a fair approximation.

(Nelson 1967, 195)

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