Given the core significance of the role of hyperlinking to the Internet, we risk impairing its whole functioning. Strict application of the publication rule in these circumstances would be like trying to fit a square archaic peg into the hexagonal hole of modernity.
Crookes v. Newton, 2011 SCC 47,  3 S.C.R. 269 ¶ 36.
The point is well taken, but switching from “round” to “hexagonal” undoes the metaphor. A cube, viewed from directly above one of its corners, is hexagonal.