…in order to gain more information or follow on a particular line of enquiry. This has created a new method of interaction with the written word. In the past, footnotes in books acted as a form of hypertext1. However, as pointed out by author Lev Manovich in The Language of New Media, the use of footnotes always created a master/slave relationship between the main text and the footnote text. Manovich states that “…in the case of hyperlinks…no such relationship of hierarchy is assumed” (Manovich, p 76). Click here to continue reading in a non-hierarchal fashion.