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TWiki is a Web-based collaboration tool

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  • A TWiki site is a simple, satisfying, full-featured open communication environment:
    • people anywhere online can meet
    • rich Web text, images, online multimedia are easily shared
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  • A TWiki site is a easy-to-use, full-featured open communication environment:
    • people anywhere on the Web or on an intranet can meet
    • rich Web text, images, and online multimedia are easily shared
 
    • documents and other files can be uploaded and downloaded
    • everything works through a regular Web browser
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TWiki is written in Perl...

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TWiki is a powerful Web enhancement...

 
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  • TWiki's parsing engine reads a text file, hyperlinks it, and converts TWiki shorthand into standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:
    • make editing text extremely simple (to see how simple, click on the Edit link at the bottom of the page)
    • let you find information fast (WebSearch).
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  • TWiki's parsing engine is written in Perl. It reads a text file, and converts TWiki shorthand into standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:
    • make adding and editing text simple (How simple? Click on the Edit link at the bottom of the page...)
    • let you find information fast (WebSearch)
 
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  • In addition to being quick, as a meeting and colloboration space, TWiki aspires to the Zen ideals known as WabiSabi. Zen finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral. When it comes down to it, that's all you need.
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  • TWiki provides an intuitive way to meet and collaborate, that aspires to the Zen ideals known as WabiSabi. It finds beauty in the imperfect and ephemeral and constantly evolving. When it comes down to it, that's all you need.
 
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"TWiki" stands for...

  • Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The shuttle at Honolulu Airport is called the wiki wiki bus, which is where the original Wiki web got its name.
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  • TWiki is short for TakeFive Wiki. (It was later discovered that Twiki is also the name of an AI robot that co-starred in the Buck Rogers... movie and TV show from 1979 - its head is in the logo.)
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  • TWiki is short for TakeFive Wiki from the name of the company where its founder worked. (It was later discovered that Twiki is also the name of an AI robot that co-starred in the Buck Rogers... movie and TV show from 1979 - its head is in the logo.)
 

Selected TWiki Topics...

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  • TWikiPages tells you how to do administrative things, like renaming topics.
 
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  • TWikiPages tells you how to do administrative things, like renaming topics.
 
  • WikiCulture looks at the unique type of collaboration Wiki systems offer.
  • WikiReferences links to articles and books about collaboration and Wiki technology.
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NOTE: TWiki automatically signs new pages with your WikiName when TWiki is running on an intranet. If your TWiki installation doesn't require a log-in, TWiki treats all contributors the same - everyone gets the same username: TWikiGuest.
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NOTE: If you have to log-in to us TWiki, for example, if Twiki is running on an intranet, it automatically signs new pages with your WikiName. If your TWiki installation doesn't require a log-in, TWiki gives everyone the same username: TWikiGuest.
  TWiki is trademarked to Peter Thoeny, originator and lead developer.
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  • This TWiki version is TWiki-6.0.0, Mon, 14 Oct 2013, build 26523.
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  • This site is powered by TWiki version TWiki-6.0.0, Mon, 14 Oct 2013, build 26523.
 
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-- MikeMannix - 14 Sep 2001
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Last updated: MikeMannix - 30 Oct 2001
 
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