Jeff Eugenides, in Times Square.
Hypertext fiction was once thought to be the next big thing, but instead it has basically vanished (when is the last time you read a hypertext novel?). Author Paul La Farge, whose new book Luminous Airplanes has an online “hyperromance” component, concludes that the promising medium was killed by bad timing and worse luck: “Born into a world that wasn’t quite ready for it, and encumbered with lousy technology and user-hostile interface design, it got a bad reputation, at least outside of specialized reading circles.”
For around fifteen Euros, public writers in France will polish your resume, write you a eulogy, and compose your love letters.
Jeffrey Eugenides is the unlikely star of a new Times Square billboard.
Emily Gould’s digital publishing outfit, Emily Books, is open for business and offering its first
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