Textual discourse is a fine standard and I am not
arguing for its end,
but for the expansion of critical discourse into hypertext.
Hypertext combines some of the characteristics of text and peformance
into a new and unique experience.
Like text, hypertext is a document that can be referenced and reviewed
time and again.
Like performance, it is dynamic and ephemeral, allowing the user to literally
experience something anew each and every time.
And it also exists within its own limits.
You are currently confined to experience a hypertextual web page while
sitting in front of your computer.
Granted, there are wireless applications and other exceptions, but
for the time being, if you are reading this,
you are more than likely sitting at your computer.