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TWiki is a Web-based collaboration platform

  • 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

TWiki is a powerful Web enhancement...

  • 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)

  • 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.

"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.
  • 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...

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.

TWikiTM is a trademark of PeterThoeny, originator and lead developer.

-- MikeMannix? - 01 Dec 2001

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