Aarseth, Espen J. Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature.

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

This book explores the concept of interactive and dynamic texts as it manifests in a variety of digital works.

“…If the mere passing of the user’s time causes scriptons to apepar, the text is transient; if not, it is intransient. Some texts (e.g., Gibson’s Agrippa (see Gibson 1992) scroll by their users at their own pace, while others do nothing unless activated by the user.”

“…the text Agrippa is very different from all the others; that is, it has an unusual combination of attributes that positions it far [a]way from the other texts in the three-dimensional space of the three main axes.”