prefixComputingA qualifier indicating a nonlinear, multidimensional organization that allows numerous paths through the structure.


Knowles and Elliott 1997 The two key terms in this field, hypermedia and hypertext, were both introduced in the mid sixties. Hypermedia is a method of structuring information in a mixture of media (text, video, graphics) in such a way that related items of information are connected together by links or threads called hyperlinks; hypertext is machine-readable text that forms an interconnected structure in a similar way. . . . The term hypermedia is frequently treated as a synonym for the related term multimedia; however, multimedia presentations can be linear and non-interactive, whereas hypermedia ones necessitate decisions by the user to select one route through the presentation over another.