Other parallels between suburbs and hypertexts

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Markers of borders in a field they do not control

There are other parallels between suburbs and hypertexts that could be discussed: issues of diversity, issues of justice as how the rich (in resources or in links or in attention) get richer, the need to open walls and gates, the need to see current structures (and walls, and links, as well as open spaces) as effects within a larger field that they don't rule over. There are also issues having to do with space and time (collage and montage) in both suburbs and hypertext design, issues of density and complexity, timing, and availability, the need for multiple maps that deny any single Official map, and, finally the way that multiple borders effect different unities, breaking down the community or textual analogues to the nation state* that grabs and demands to supervise all borders.