Every moment is new.
Html hypertext is new.
The Internet is newish.
The www is new.
Various forms of electronic information technologies are new.
New software is new.
A baby is new.
Each moment is new.
It certainly points to contextuality that I cannot claim my computer is new. New is a relative term.
Understanding a shift may be informed by considering what is
and what is not new about the concepts and practice of hypertext.