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Homo Ludens and the Electronic Text [Book Excerpt]

Homo Ludens, or man the Player is the species, Dutch historian Johan Huizinga, argues is as significant as Homo Faber (Man the Maker) and Homo Sapiens (The Reasonable Man). Written in 1938, Huizinga's book Homo Ludens discusses the importance of the play as an element and manifestation of culture, with, in and through which civilization unfolds. When it comes to language, Homo Ludens is “playing with the wondrous nominative faculty” Take language, for instance - that first and supreme ...

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Web Writing from A to Z [Part 1]

The tremendous change the Semantic Web* triggers leads to a whole new understanding of how we live and work together. As all other activities on the web, content writing has a brave new world to thrive in and embrace. The ABCD of Web Writing Skip to the infographic below. ALGORITHMIC AUDIENCES Systems managing content on our behalf, are becoming smarter and faster in understanding what we write and do on the Web. We can help these systems make sense of or texts by: "With respect to HTML, ...

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The Pleasure of Hypertext

Hypertext is magic. Linked, every word is an opportunity to explore meaning from as much perspectives as our ability to follow threads would allows us to. A radiant node or cluster … from which, and through which, and into which, ideas are constantly rushing, writes Ezra Pound, yet for another time showing how it is all connected and even the idea of a space of linked objects has been there, in the minds of those enquiring within upon everything, waiting to become an inseparable part of ...

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Texts on the Semantic Web: Cracking Linearity

We live in a world where "every morning demands an excruciating choice of which exciting link to follow first. [see. Sir Tim Berners-Lee Blogging is Great, thanks to the amazing Internet Archive] In a Linked Data state of mind, that is a good news. We are in for quite a journey towards cracking the linearity of our thoughts, texts and tales (narratives). What the electronic connected word (turned into the right linked data) does really well these days, compared to its predecessor - the ...

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