Anybody else like to use linking, search, etc. to get around the linearity of text?
Text writers tend to assume the reader will start at the first word of the first page and stop at the last word of the last page. With hypertext, the reader could hunt around and follow interesting plot threads, search for the next occurrence of a cool character, etc.
I haven't touched the story in almost two years, but I did the 'bouncing around' concept with my urban fantasy piece, Honey From a Thorn. You could pick a character and follow them, bounce around the story arcs based on plot interest, read straight through, and/or participate in a 'choose-your-own adventure'-esque storyline.
I also incorporated images and stuff into the story -- though it was back when my photoshopping skills weren't as great as they are now-a-days (and I, for the most part, had yet to discover the beauty of handwriting-stylized fonts).
Oh well. Point is, I tried the whole bouncing-around thing, and I discovered it's fun, but way too hard for me as a writer, since I don't typically plan ahead. ;
One of the first stories I'd ever seen online that incorporated the hypertext in the story to allow readers to bounce around was called Enigma. It's an experimental fantasy/myth by Vixen Phillips.
When it comes to my reading preferences: I like it when people include audio, video, and other gadgets with their story as additional perks, but I don't neccesarily like it being neccesary for the story. Of course, that has more to do with my net access being splotchy and it being harder to save such things to my desktop than to the quality of such attempts. ;