Concepts can be new.

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.