What does "reading "Within discrete texts" " between discrete texts" "across texts"" mean? Hyperlinking has encouraged reading not just within and then between discrete texts but much more robustly across texts, inter-referencing and interweaving insights and lines of referencing. What does "reading "Within discrete texts" " between discrete texts" "across texts"" mean? Why did the writer use the prepositions "within, between, across"? I can't understand what those mean. Why between? Why across?
Feb 24, 2017 1:02 PM
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If we look at the word "hyperlinking" it just means the online link has countless ways to connect and be connected to. That also means, it can be linked in a lot of ways simultaneously, within an article, across articles, and beyond. "Discrete texts" means a distinct body of words that make up an article, so it can also be regarded as the originator and target at the same time. The author is trying to use "within, across, between etc." to describe the very intricate network the internet is, with all the various complex connections that a hyperlink can take on. Kinda like saying how I would cross a lane to get to my destination. It can be across the road (by using a traffic crossing), over the road (via a bridge), under the road (through a tunnel) etc.
February 24, 2017
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