This is a review of the major hypertext conference of 1997, from the perspective of a practitioner of literary cybertext.
The review originally appeared under the title "The King is Dead, Long Live the King," named for John B. Smith's keynote address. Cayley's text originally appeared at http://www.altx.com/ebr/reviews/rev5/cayley.htm, in the fifth issue of the Electronic Book Review, in its original, periodical form. In the same issue, ebr presented its first hypertextual essay, Cayley's "Why Did People Make Things Like This?" (http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr5/likethis/ebr000.html).
The review includes "outbound" links to the Electronic Poetry Center (http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/) and an "ebr-bound" link to Cayley's 2002 essay, "The Code is not the Text (unless it is the Text)." (http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/electropoetics/literal). This essay would prove to be an important reference point in the debate over "Critical Code Studies" - see Mark C. Marino's essay by that name at http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/electropoetics/codology.
In addition to a series of poetic sidebars and ripostes, Cayley has contributed other ebr essays, including:
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