A review of Writing Machines, building on a number of the book's earlier reviewers in ebr and elsewhere.
Following Katherine Hayles, Matthew Kirschenbaum agrees that materiality matters.
Entering the cyberdebates, Scott Rettberg moves beyond technique and proposes a more generative approach to hypertext, in which an author's intention and poetic purpose have a role.
Bringing the queston of 'textuality' into the cyberdebates, and refusing the conservative oppostion between contemplative reading and gaming, Daniel Punday argues that critics should embrace spinoff culture as a model for electronic writing.
Virginia Kuhn reviews an essay collection - Cybertext: Yearbook 2000 - ambivalent about its own printed status.
John Cayley reviews the Hypertext '97 Conference, which brought together representatives from corporate and academic sectors.
From the start, the editors made it clear that the electronic book review would be about more than reviewing books.