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Part 1: Introduction (1 of 10)

It's truly an honor to be invited to give this keynote. Even though my involvement in hypermedia has ebbed and flowed over the years, I've always felt an ongoing commonality with this community and its goals. To give you one example, I've been impressed and pleased ever since the 1987 Chapel Hill conference at the continuing active participation and interchange of two groups Frank Halasz called the "engineers" and the "literati." This is not to say that we've always completely understood each other, but over the years, we've pushed and pulled across that "boundary" - strengthening and deepening the work of both sides. A brilliant example is Jim Rosenberg's groundbreaking theoretical work on structuring and composites, which is in part informed by the innovative structures of hypertext fiction and poetry, like his own Intergrams.[1] This bridging has always felt wonderfully appropriate for a field whose primary concern is linking. So there's a first sense of integration that we've been involved in for years.
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Randy Trigg trigg@workpractice.com