What is Hypertext and Hypermedia?

Anyone using any sort of online help system (like Macintosh HyperCard or Microsoft Windows Help) will already be familiar with a fundamental component of the Web - Hypertext.

The idea here is that instead of following text in a liner fashion (like a book), you can at many points skip from one place to another, go forward or back, get much more detail on the current topic, change direction and navigate in any way that you desire.

Some examples of Hypermedia might be:

Electronic Commerce on the Internet - WWW (World Wide Web) - the "Glossy Brochure"
Rodney Campbell [Rodney.Campbell@Telstra.com.au]
(c) Copyright 1995 Telstra Corporation.

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