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The name of this journal did not come without careful consideration or intention. Kairos, the ancient Greek term that can roughly be interpreted as a rhetorical combination of understood context and proper timing, carries exciting new implications in our developing rhetorics of hypertext and online communication. And as we borrow this ancient term for this new journal, we hope to call upon some of the many layers of meaning associated with this powerful word.
This hypertext, reconstructed from an essay written by Mick Doherty, offers a number of different paths readers may follow while exploring some of the historical and modern meanings and implications of the term kairos. While many of the nodes of this hypertext are interlinked, we offer the following starting points: