The Electronic Labyrinth

Evaluation Criterion: Ease of Use

Of course, the software should be easy to use, though this is a hard quality to evaluate. For example, WordPerfect is a non-standard, sometimes cryptic word processor, but it is also very powerful and very popular. It could be recommended even though its ease-of-use rating would be low.

Our assumption is that the potential hyperbook author is not a computer expert, but is willing to learn a program equal in complexity to a simple word processor. The presence of sufficient documentation, either on paper or in the form of context-sensitive help, is essential.

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