Loss of distinction between author and reader since the reader creates the path of the work.
Barthes preceded hypertexts, but anticipated them
“ It is not that the Author may not ‘come back’ in the Text, in his text, but he then does so as a ‘guest.’…He becomes, as it were, a paper-author: his life is no longer the origin of his fiction but a fiction contributing to his work.”
In much the same way, an experienced computer user feels proprioceptive coherence with the keyboard, experiencing the screen surface as a space into which her subjectivity can flow. This effect marks an important difference between screen and print. Although a reader can imaginatively project herself into a world represented within a print text, she is not likely to feel that she is becoming physically attached to the page itself. On the contrary, because the tactile and kinesthetic feedback loops are less frequent, less sensually complicated, and much less interactive, she normally feels that she is moving through the page into some other kind of space. The impression has a physiological basis. The physical stimuli the reader receives with print are simply not adequate to account for the cognitive richness of the represented world; the more the imagination soars, the more the page is left behind.