Hypertextual Ultrastructures:
Movement and Containment in Texts and Hypertexts
Hypertextual Ultrastructures:  Movement and Containment Among Texts and Hypertexts

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TABLE OF CONTENTS and TAG CLOUD for Chapter 4: Text, Tools, Code, and Metacode
  • Stage Directions: Watching Versus Reading the Play
  • What the Designer Saw: Three Ways to Build a Blue Box
  • Alterity: Actively Seeking Internal Variation
  • Namespace: Exposure, Disambiguation, Containment, Contextuality
  • Stray Marks: Meaninglessness in the Ultrastructures of Hypertexts
  • What the Webmaster Saw: Three Things to Do with a Copy
  • Layered Perspectives: Reader, Writer, Designer, Publisher, Webmaster

Tag cloud shows the chapter's main ideas.


What the Webmaster Saw

In the "What the Webmaster Saw" section of Chapter 4, I discuss some of the sub-surface information that is usually available to the webmaster or other caretaker of a digital text, but not to the surface-level visitor. Here at hypertextual-ultrastructures.info, you don't have to be the webmaster to make some behind-the-scenes observations about how and by whom the site is being used. You can:

  • see how many times this site has been visited:

  • see the StatCounter data describing visitors to this site
    From StatCounter, click the "Recent Pageload Activity" link to learn about the physical locations and other descriptive attributes of recent visitors to this unadvertised site; click "Recent Keyword Activity" to see what visitors were seeking when they found this site.


  • see where I think you live:


  • see how I think you got from there to here:


Hypertextual Ultrastructures:  Movement and Containment Among Texts and Hypertexts