Hypertext is a collection of text segments that can be connected via links to other segments. It allows the presentation of information in a complex manner compared to the traditional printed medium. Hypertext is the fundamental unit of the World Wide Web, but can also be used without the Web. Hypertext has also been touted as a great learning tool, having the flexibility to provide information to students and showcase the complexity of real-life information.

Hypertext is an innovation from the early 1980s that allows text and information to be organized in a nonlinear fashion. Text that traditionally was presented in a linear printed medium is transformed into hypertext by the computer and organized as nodes with connecting links; for example, a paragraph containing information about ...

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