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  1. Oct 2015
    1. which is now, unfortunately, largely illegible due to the inability of Eastgate Systems, her publisher, to keep up with OS upgrades

      For anyone in #d004x, Patchwork Girl has a version available for modern systems if you want to check it out.

    1. literary environments in LambdaMOO  in the early 1990s

      Oh man, I miss LambdaMOO. So much time spent there in college ...

    2. Fig. 1. Google's Ngram Viewer allows us to graph the frequency with which different terms for electronic literature were used in books published between 1985 and 2008. The blue line shows hypertext fiction, the red electronic literature, the green digital literature, the yellow digital poetry and the purple line (flat against the bottom of the graph) is for e-poetry.Click the image to see at full size.

      Here's a link to the same chart in google to play with yourself. I Added "Interactive fiction" to the list since it seemed notably absent, but otherwise has the same items. ngram doesn't go any more current than 2008, sadly.

    3. But we can make some assumptions. In 2011, certainly there were new works of electronic literature published at least every week, and probably far more often. In January 2012, the ELMCIP Knowledge Base had 58 records of creative works of electronic literature published in 2011, and there are records of more than 30 creative works every year from the year 2000 onwards.

      The list mentioned here is good. If you consider Interactive Fiction in addition, the ifdb is another good resource for new works.

    1. they cannot be experienced in any meaningful way without the mediation of an electronic device

      Does this then eliminate stories made by computers? The Policeman's Beard is Only Half Constructed was entirely written by a computer (among other stories, later). This definition would seem to disqualify it as electronic literature. If disqualified, what category does "traditional stories generated by computers" fall?

      More precisely, I suppose, is why is "for the electronic medium" important to the definition? There are multiple stories that eventually become absolutely non-digital in the end, but I still think would qualify as e-lit. Take the Chooseatron or the Automatypewriter as off-hand things. They're electronic, but they can very much be experience in a meaningful way - in the end, both produce a story on a piece of paper, easily read and discussed later without any aid.

    1. created in 2006 and with some entries from 2010

      So ... not a modern showcase? I hadn't heard of ELO before this, and the concept of a group like this is intriguing, that their showcase stopped being updated five (going on six) years ago doesn't speak positively. Some really amazing things have come out in that time, and will continue to. Is this group frozen in time? I checked the actual showcase and this page is right - the last update is January 2010.

      I'm sure there are other things being done here, but for the first section to highlight "hey, we're way out of date" seems like an odd first impression.