in my student's years learning how to write manuals for nuclear powerplants, i once joined a course about textual forms by graziella tonfoni. although she really tried hard to teach me about her cpp-trs invention and i really was impressed by her knowledge about writing as visual art (with a foreword by marvin minsky), i did not and still do not get the idea behind her research... i always considered myself not very compatible with the academic world. and so i missed a practical use for what i hardly could understand. while the title "how to merge harmoniously 'traditional' book reading and 'new' technology" sounds very clear to me, i feel lost in the words and concepts that should detail the idea.
however, i still keep on trying, maybe this article about context transport markup language will reveal something to me... (optimistically written).