Past of Digital Studies

Leslie Carr of the University of Southampton in the UK writes about his first experiences with hypertext : a book that sounds like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure for math students.

I was about seven (it was 1971) at the time that I discovered "Tutortext: Basic Mathematics" in the village library. It was a volume from an American series of popular education materials aimed at those who "wish to learn ... and yet have to teach themselves"[…] Each chapter started with a page of explanation and a question with multiple choice answers leading to other pages; some of them explained where you had gone wrong, and one of them congratulated you on your progress and took you on to the next step.

His account of his experience with HyperCard is also interesting, calling attention to a recent reincarnation called TileStack .