Typographically speaking, using underlines and changing the color of text
for a link is … um … ugly.
Functional, yes. Eyecatching, yes. Asthetically pleasing … debatable.
And for reading hypertext fiction (fictional stories using hypertext as a
medium—and there has to be a better name) it can get downright
difficult, depending upon the density of links (I've yet to come across any
fiction that has the density of links that any wiki has; I've also yet to come across
any hypertext fiction that has drawn me in, again, unlike most wikis). So I
spent some time writing some experimental
hypertext to see if I can't come up with some alternative methods for
I've also added a new section
to my personal
site (in something like four years) to contain the various hypertext
experiments I've done (so far, two).
Obligatory Contact Info
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.