by Kelvin Smith
Publishing content in a linear way means that pages, chapters, illustrations are numbered for more reasons than navigation, like the multiple white-bound volumes of the genome. Processes of understanding intentions, arguments and narratives require backward reference through orderly space and time.
Some texts provide instructions only for selected routes; hyperlinks fiddled and fixed to determine which ways can be followed and which are discouraged.
Structures and processes, exchanging mass and energy, connect the development of each with the broader narrative of all the other published things.