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1997, Espen J. Aarseth, Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature:
- Cybertext is a neologism derived from Norbert Wiener's book (and discipline) called Cybernetics, and subtitled Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948)
cybertext (plural cybertexts)
- (uncountable) text on a computer, particularly hypertext
2002, Cheryl J Fish, Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Women's studies then and now:
- Cybertext may promote such a strong feeling of distance between readers, writers, and texts that referentiality to material conditions is downplayed. The very physical act of holding a book and turning its pages-in a sense, much more interactive than clicking a mouse […]
- (uncountable) mutually interactive, technologically enhanced text as described by Aareth.
2005, Eva Müller-Zettelmann, Margarete Rubik, Theory into poetry: new approaches to the lyric:
- Procedural and generative cybertext work undermines the concept of authorship and encourages the discussion about 'cyborg authorship'
- (countable) A specific example of cybertext.
1999, Wita Wojtkowski, Systems development methods for databases, enterprise modeling, and workflow management:
- The sense of mystory[sic] opens up for academics the conceptual space of allowing students a singular journey through a cybertext.