November 2, 2012
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The Development of Storyspace

The Development of Storyspace, by Belinda Barnet, in Digital Humanities Quarterly.

This article traces the history of Storyspace, the world’s first program for creating, editing and reading hypertext fiction. Storyspace is crucial to the history of hypertext as well as the history of interactive fiction. It argues that Storyspace was built around a topographic metaphor and that it attempts to model human associative memory. The article is based on interviews with key hypertext pioneers as well as documents created at the time.

Highly recommended.