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  1. Oct 2015
    1. Self-published works.

      I had touched on this in an earlier annotation but because it is so much easier to publish online now more people are able to read your work at a fraction of the price. Of course, it is easy to read the first few paragraphs or the first chapter of a book for free to see whether it's well written and interesting before you spend the money on the entire book. So, more people can publish but you still have to know how to write.

    1. Those wondering why electronic literature is relatively unknown

      Although one might seem to think it unknown, it has been there since the first computer. It is everywhere and something that is just taken for granted...like toilets. I know that is a weird analogy but I am in the Peace Corps and went about a week without a toilet in my house. You don't really think about it until it's placed right in front of you.

    2. Put simply, Electronic Literature is considered a "born digital" art form with unique approaches to thinking about and working with digital technologies for the purpose of creating literary art.

      I actually really like this idea that electronic literature is unique and works to help foster art in a new way.

    1. The ELO has from the start made common cause with organizations such as Creative Commons, Archiving the Avant Garde, ArchiveIT.org, and the Library of Congress, to ensure the open circulation, attributed citation, and preservation of works, without which no field can develop.

      I think it's really important to involve other organizations. I think that the more people who know, the easier it can be to disseminate the information. I think with the evolvement of self publishing it is easy for many more people to read your work than if it were published in hard copy...although I still love books so very much.

    2. Hypertext fiction and poetry, on and off the Web Kinetic poetry presented in Flash and using other platforms Computer art installations which ask viewers to read them or otherwise have literary aspects Conversational characters, also known as chatterbots Interactive fiction Novels that take the form of emails, SMS messages, or blogs Poems and stories that are generated by computers, either interactively or based on parameters given at the beginning Collaborative writing projects that allow readers to contribute to the text of a work Literary performances online that develop new ways of writing

      I like being given examples of something I am unclear of, like E-Lit, to help me discover what it is. I find the examples interesting, I also would think that it might be the code that makes up a webpage.