is for End
stories need to have an ending. Oops, but not for
hyperfiction, isn't it? The space is endless. I can add
on a link wherever I like, create new pages whenever I
want to, and keep on linking new pages to the older
pages, and so on. This electronic era have opened up new
possibilities for writing. Now the reader no longer
assumes the traditional role of a passive reader. He or
she interacts with the story and thus the writer, by not
only through the imagination but more importantly, via
active construction. In other words, the reader
constructs his or her own story according to his or her
preference. Delimiting the boundaries of the writer and
the reader has never been more difficult.
Who knows? Perhaps in the near future, everyone can be a writer. Or are changes already taking place now?
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