Why doesn't the punishment fit the crime?

It's an area of study that deserves it's own small place in the sun: the number of articles published on the World Wide Web that deal with the subject of hypertext that are totally linear in their format. I'm (obviously) always on the lookout for articles that discuss this (already not so) new medium. But I admit that I'm as fascinated by their style (or lack of it) as I am with their content. Most of these articles heap praise on this new medium, explaining to us, among other things, that it changes our thinking patterns, that it creates a dynamic interaction between the reader and the text.

But if that's the case, you'd expect these same articles to make use of the wonders they praise. My bookmarks contain more than a handful of examples of articles that scroll on endlessly, but almost never link to a side thought, even as an example.

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