Aarseth: Cybertext, as now should be clear, is the wide range... of possible textualities seen as a typology of machines, as various kinds of literary communication systems where the functional differences among the mechanical parts play a defining role in determining the aesthetic process. [...] If these texts redefine literature by expanding our notion of it—and I believe that they do—then they must also redefine what is literary...

2019 web:

(not even saying this is a bad use of hypertext, it's just that out of context this bold assertion—"Nylons are tights"—cheerfully popping up like a tart from a toaster is very funny to me)

(Aarseth quote from _Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature_, p. 22, nylons from which I have just started to read)

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