Notes on Parallel Media. Parallel Subjects
Parallel documents are not all about text - audio, video, snippets of pdf.
Text is fluid and supple. Hard to get right. Has to comment on everything else.
Some subjects are suited for parallelism. History is intrinsically parallel. Different countries or individuals effect other events and countries.
He mentions a book called City of Nets.
Ted Nelson used typography to mimic parallell documents. You can leave more in parallel documents because the user can decide what’s important to dive into — this seems to be an area where hypertext thinking collides with digital literacy
Timelines - Time is parallell to all events. So timelines can connect any event
Transclusion is when different events or text combine.
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