Based on his best-selling "HyperText and HpyerMedia", Jakob Nielsen takes hypertext a step further - to the Internet. "Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond" explores new and developing applications in multimedia and hypertext as well as offering coverage of the use of HTML (hypertext markup language) and the World Wide Web with interfaces such as Mosaic and Netscape. It includes a large number of richly illustrated examples of a wide variety of new hypermedia systems. It also provides a range of strategies for overcoming information overload. It thorougly discusses a number of new applications, including distribution of hypertext tools via the Internet. It explains copyright issues for users and develeopers, and usability issues for hypertext. It also forecasts the future of the field in the long and short term.