According to N. Katherine Hayles, hypertexts can appear in the media of both print and the computer. What defines a hypertext are three central characteristics: "multiple reading paths; text that is chunked together in some way [as lexia on the computer]; and some kind of linking mechanism that connects the chunks together so as to create multiple reading paths."

-- from Katherine N. Hayles, "The Transformation of Narrative and the Materiality of Hypertext," Narrative 9.1 (2001): 21-39, 21.

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