In his book Hypertext 3.0, George P. Landon presents the conceptual background and identifies the characteristics of an information structure that departs from the conventional way of constructing and absorbing textual content. Hypertext, as a new paradigm, marks a break with the classical tradition of reading in a linear motion, becoming an expression of an evolutionary shift towards the reinvention of ancestrally settled habits of assimilation of written language. In this expansion of the possibilities of text, argumentative processes no longer apply as they would, as narrative conduction is no longer controlled by the writer, but is left open to the individual representations of different operators involved within a cyberspatial interval of networked communication. Different hyper narratives are constructed by the possible combinations of each set of independent lexias, fragment entities which become the indivisible units of this construction. Nevertheless, Landon still mentions that “conventional reading habits apply within each lexia".

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