Being that it was the first time I was exposed to E-literature, it was quite an experience for me. I never considered myself a very big fan of literature but the interactive aspect of E-lit has made me rethink this. Like most people my age I am a huge fan of anything with a screen or some type of controller. The E-lit allows you to interact with the literature making it much more exciting to read/experience. Many of the pieces in the collection do not have a definite story line because you can control the story yourself. I think this makes users more interested in the literature because we always like our own ideas.
Some of the pieces of E-lit are quite bizarre and it is hard for me to classify them as literature. A few of the pieces had no writing and seemed to have no story line either. It is quite hard for me to give them any credit as literature without having to also classify the interactive ads where you shoot flying ducks as literature. I feel as though the definition of literature may have to be tweaked to include this new E-lit.
Video games are also very hard to classify as E-literature for me. I look at video games as something designed to bring entertainment but not be a piece of literature. Something like a poem on the other had is meant to be a work of literature. However, it is very hard to not say video games are literary works. The amount of time spent researching and working on the story line for some games is astonishing.
Our generation grew up still going out side and playing real sports rather than virtual ones, but when the next generation is our age I would guess E-lit will grow very fast.