Kairos: Past, Present and Future(s)

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Kairos Was ...
(Doherty's Thread)

Kairos logo circa 1996.
Vision: The Future of Writing
(Salvo's Story)

Bill Hart-Davidson has written about "rhetorical objects" that move towards liquid, custom-published documents of the kind I am describing. In many ways, this discussion of the "future" of writing looks back to the pre-Web and reminds us that the WWW is not necessarily the only viable model for digital publication. Indeed, there are many early-1990s experiments in adaptive hypertext and hypermedia that can be re-articulated for the inter-networked world of the 21st century. We are beginning to think differently about text in the webbed world, but perhaps not differently enough.