The Screener's Maps: Michel de Certeau's "Wandersmänner" and Paul Auster's Hypertextual Detective

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For a long time, I suspect, the activity of reading hypertexts (rather than screening them) will be considered acceptable and normal. The delay in the emergence of new knowledge may also be the condition of its future growth. Rather than imagining our period of transition to hypertext as a period when something old is replaced by something new, I would be content to see it described as a moment when two ways of reading or writing, and two ways of using maps, are plausible at the same time.

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