Book uses colored thread between pages to make hyperlinks

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11 Responses to “Book uses colored thread between pages to make hyperlinks”

  1. gravytop says:

    Hilarious and gorgeous.

  2. Anonymous says:

    C’mon, folks:

    Why hyperlink electronically, when you can do it with thread?

    Throw out that DRM-ridden iPad.

    Embrace your Selectric, Singer, needle, and bobbin!

  3. Nadreck says:

    Reminds me of a number of SF aliens who use strings for their books.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those alien string books are all based on the Inca quipu (also spelled khipu). They may or may not have been a full writing system, we’re not sure yet, but they could at least function as a sort of ledger.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Pretty sure I remember boingboing writing up an article on an interesting similar idea, but done in comic form, called Meanwhile ( http://www.amazon.com/Meanwhile-Pick-Path-Story-Possibilities/dp/0810984237/ ), but I’m never able to find anything on here… too much noise-to-signal I guess, not that that’s always a bad thing =)

  5. Anonymous says:

    This was already done more efficiently, and without thread over a thousand years ago. It’s called the Talmud

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh, that’s cool!

    I made a book by hand-stamping 4″X4″ copper plates, then adding patina, sealing them in Krylon clearcoat, and mounting them on art paper, then binding them with two steel plates and two-way screws.

    I’m toying with the idea of making a steampunk hyperfiction using copper plumbing, hand-stamping the story onto copper plates, and mounting them with clamps that allow users to move the plates to new locations among the copper pipes.

    – Jonathan Lyons

  7. polintr says:

    Reminds me of Biz Stone’s metaphor for blogs & the world wide web in the opening chapter of Biz’s “Who Let the Blogs Out?” It tells of a library of books that are connected to threads, like hyperlinks lead to related content on blogs. Google Books has the text (it’s page 7-9).

  8. spejic says:

    James Burke (of “Connections” fame) had page-number hyperlinks in his book “The Pinball Effect”.

  9. baccaruda says:

    Mark Danielewski, eat your heart out.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Very similar to a project by Dan Collier http://dancollier.co.uk/work/typographic_links/

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