>> Hypertextuality >> 1-2
Experiments Lain, when applied to Landows theories
of hypertext, can be considered a hypertextual anime. The
events that take place in the series are hypertextual, and
characters are aware of the non-linearity of events and
their connect ability. With the concept of connectivity
taking such an active role in Lain, the characters
should be considered hypertextual as well. In "Layer
01: Weird," an e-mail states, "if you stay in
a place like this, you wont be able to connect,"
implying that one must get on the Wired, a hypertext environment,
in order to connect with other people. Later on in this
episode, Lains father explains to Lain that the Navi
computers serve as a way to connect with other people. This
is a similar attitude people possess today; the idea that
using computers and the Internet bring people closer together.