Departures are important in both life and reading. Dickens taught me that. One of my favorite philosophers is from Great Expectations , Joe Gargery. You may recall this passage where he is saying so long to Pip after an awkward visit to Pip's London abode:
"Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man's a blacksmith, and one's a whitesmith, and one's a goldsmith, and one's a coppersmith. Divisions among such must come, and must be met as they come. If there's been any fault to-day, it's mine. You and me is not two figures to be together in London; nor yet anywheres else but what is private, and beknown, and understood among friends..."(226)
How disparate and seemingly separate elements are welded together, and by what mettle, makes hypertext arguments so compelling. It's fairly easy to create an essentially linear hypertext. What Kolb does is go beyond linear to a use of mixed presentations.

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