January 02, 2014 at 12:08PM
"It would be remiss to write a history of hypertext without devoting time to Eastgate and to its founder, Mark Bernstein." @manjusrii #readingToday

In addition to the development of early hypertext systems, 'the history of hypertext was also driven by efforts to create hypertext content for the wider public' (Kitzmann 2006, 8). Eastgate Systems has been the major publisher of hypertext fiction for over twenty years, and published the majority of what is now considered 'serious literary hypertext' (this is also Eastgate's tagline), including Joyce's afternoon, Stuart Moulthrop's Victory Garden and Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl. In addition, Bernstein has maintained and extended the Storyspace code since 1990 (it has been entirely rewritten in C, and doesn't share a single line of code with the original Pascal version, which presents its own conundrum: where is the Storyspace in Storyspace?). He has also made significant contributions to hypertext as a critical discourse.

(Moon+ Reader Pro v2.3.3, Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext (Anthem Scholarship in the Digital Age))