I Made Tea

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This brief text is an example of what Ted Nelson called stretchtext, or in the author's terms, telescopic text. The text begins with three simple words: I made tea, but clicking on each word expands the word into a phrase, in which more words are highlighted and can in turn be expanded. The final narrative, which still describes an individual making a cup of tea, is a few hundred words long.

The author also provides a link to the tools used to create this kind of telescopic text, and invites readers to create their own.

Another more complex example of stretchtext is Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter.

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Screenshot of Joe Davis's telescopic text, "I made tea".
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Jill Walker Rettberg