Dorian Taylor is an independent researcher and consultant who makes custom information infrastructure. He sits on the 2010-12 board of the Information Architecture Institute, where he brings to bear his experience in design and software development—and half a lifetime working with the web—to improve the lot of the community.

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Here’s What We Got

I’m tempted to claim that hypertext empowers us to represent more complex conceptual topologies than older literary technologies, but I’m not completely convinced of that myself: consider the subtlety, nuance, and explosive range of interpretation embedded in your favourite poem. It’s more accurate to say that hypertext enables complex conceptual structures to be explicit—baked into the artifact, rather than emerging through reading.