Perhaps the single most exasperating thing I have faced in my career as a poet is the reaction to inherently non-linear work: "Well, I can't believe there's not some way to perform this!" I get this all the time, from people who should know better. The urge is just too strong, the sense that the community comes together at readings is too overpowering for most poets to face the idea of work that is unrecitable. I believe that this is one area where only the technology itself will improve the situation. Yes, this is an area where the lack of venue for non-linear writing hurts. It will take the emergence of a network community of writers to overcome this problem. And when it does come about, there will be an acute problem of making sure there aren't two communities, separated from one another, the networkers ghettoized from the oral poets.