The influence of Coover's article "The End of Books?" ranges from the laments of Sven Birkerts's Gutenberg Elegies to to the enthusiasm of George Landow both in Hyper/Text/Theory and Hypertext 2.0. Michael Joyce refers to it in Of Two Minds and David Kolb uses the narrative hyperfiction described by Coover as a foil for argumentative hypertext in "Socrates in the Labyrinth." Stuart Moulthrop discusses Coover's influence in "Rhizome and Resistance: Hypertext and the Dreams of a New Culture," as well as in "Traveling in the Breakdown Lane: A Principle of Resistance for Hypertext."