Abstract : What does it mean to find one's place in a book ? Some authors assert that the web actualises the dream of Emmanuel Kant that reason is an independent entity , where each one of us plays a part in its construction. Is this the core of the enlightment ? In his minor works and his correspondence Kant wrote about the book and about reading. We should distinguish between Kant's own concept and the uses to which it is put today. In his work he speaks of the courage necessary to think, of the publisher's responsibility, of the theoretical and practical components of thought. From the perspective of Kant's writings, we can see that our view of hypertext is too preoccupied with the instrument of communication itself to the detriment of understanding what might be communicated.