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Writing Topic
Hypertext: Of Mouse and Man

By Sven Birkerts
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Analyze the assumptions behind Birkerts's view that a printed book is preferable to a hypertext. What does reading a book "do" for Birkerts that reading a hypertext does not? What textual values are at stake for Birkerts in the disparity he sees between reading a book and reading a hypertext? How do you think Birkerts might define writing and reading?


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