Eastgate Systems

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company_name = Eastgate Systems, Inc.
company_type = corporation
foundation = December 1982
location = Watertown, Massachusetts
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industry = Macintosh software industry Windows software industry Electronic publishing
products = Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows software
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homepage = [http://www.eastgate.com/ www.eastgate.com]
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Eastgate Systems is a publisher and software company headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. Eastgate is a pioneer in the hypertext publishing and electronic literature [ [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-9202545_ITM Hypertext connects disparate data: extract a world of data, layer by layer] by Henry Fersko-Weiss, March 1st, 1989, Lotus Publishing Corp. Quotes Mark Bernstein: " "In the next five to ten years," says Eastgate Systems' Bernstein, "hypertext will determine the way programs interact with people."] [Gutermann, Jimmy, 'Hypertext Before the Web,' "Chicago Tribune," April 8, 1999 ("Thanks to some successful early attempts at hypertext fiction that Eastgate published (most notably by Michael Joyce and Stuart Moulthrop) and a front-page Robert Coover essay in the "New York Times Book Review," Eastgate and Storyspace were closely associated with the emerging field of literary hypertext.")] [Coover, Robert, 'And Hypertext Is Only the Beginning. Watch Out!' "New York Times Book Review," August 29, 1993 ("...the primary source for serious hypertext fictions today is Eastgate Systems, the New Directions of electronic publishing and the supplier of the popular Storyspace software in which most of the hypertext authors I know about have written.")] and one of the best known publishers of hypertext fiction, [Murphy, Kim, 'Electronic Literature: Thinking Outside the Box,' "Los Angeles Times", July 24, 2000; Zack, Ian, 'A Novel Approach to Literature,' "The Roanoke Times," July 16, 1999.] publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry hypertexts. Its software tools include: Storyspace, a hypertext system created by Jay David Bolter, Michael Joyce, and John B. Smith [Landow, George P. (1992). "Hypertext: the convergence of contemporary critical theory and technology". The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 40] in which much early hypertext fiction was written, [ [http://www.forbes.com/1997/05/23/strange.html Strange fiction] by Jimmy Guterman , 05.23.97, Forbes.] and Tinderbox, [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-107525662.html Tinderbox 1.2: multipurpose app sparks, stores, and shares ideas.] , MacWorld, September 1, 2003.] a tool for managing notes and information. Eastgate's chief scientist, Mark Bernstein, is a well-known figure in hypertext research [Denison, D.C., 'Onsite,' "Boston Globe," December 29, 2001.] , and has improved and extended Storyspace as well as developing new hypertext software.

Product list

* Tinderbox, a content assistant for managing, analyzing and mapping notes in a hypertextual environment
* Storyspace, a hypertext writing environment

Works published by Eastgate

* Michael Joyce: "afternoon, a story" (1987, 1990)
* Sarah Smith: "The King of Space" (1991)
* Stuart Moulthrop: "Victory Garden" (1992)
* Kathryn Cramer: "In Small & Large Pieces" (1994)
* Shelley Jackson: "Patchwork Girl" (1995)


ee also

* Electronic literature


*Miller, Laura (March 15 1998). " [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9903EFD61E31F936A25750C0A96E958260&sec=technology&spon=&pagewanted=all Bookend; www.claptrap.com] ". "The New York Times". Retrieved on August 13 2007.
*Guernsey, Lisa (April 15 1999). " [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E1D9173BF936A25757C0A96F958260&sec=technology&spon=&pagewanted=all New York Times: New Kind of Convergence: Writers and Programmers] ". "The New York Times". Retrieved on August 13 2007.

External links

* [http://www.eastgate.com Eastgate Systems, Inc. - Official Website]

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