But isn't that the whole point?
Theoretically, of course, hypertextual writing is supposed to be a means of relinquishing control, of taking some of it out of the hands of the author and transferring it into the hands, and the eyes, of the reader. It's supposed to be about choice, and about allowing the reader to build his or her own approach to, and understanding of, the text. And if that's the case, it's hard to argue that even an intended order is really possible. If I'm really concerned about my readers reading my columns in a particular order, it would seem that writing hypertextually would be a rather self-defeating choice to make.
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