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TWiki is a Web-based collaboration tool

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  • A TWiki site is an easy-to-use, satisfying open communication environment where...
    • people anywhere on the Internet can meet,
    • share rich Web text, images, online multimedia,
    • do it all through a regular Web browser.
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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
    • documents and other files can be uploaded and downloaded
    • everything works through a regular Web browser
 

TWiki is written in Perl...

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TWiki's parsing engine reads a text file, hyperlinks it, and converts it to standard HTML, on the fly. The point is to:
  • make editing text extremely simple (to see how simple, click on Edit link at the bottom of the page)
  • and to let you find information fast (WebSearch).
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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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In addition to being quick, 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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  • 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 is one of many WikiWikiClones; the first Wiki was built by Wiki:WardCummingham, http://c2.com/.
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"TWiki" stands for...

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  • Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. They call the shuttle at Honolulu Airport the wiki wiki bus. Which is where the original Wiki Wiki Web got its name.
  • TWiki is short for TakeFive Wiki . (It was later found that Twiki is the name of a robot in a Buck Rogers TV show from 1979. That's his head.)
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  • 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. (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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Note: TWiki automatically signs new pages with your WikiName in case TWiki is running on an intranet where you log in. In case your TWiki installation does not authenticate users, TWiki does not know about usernames, and all contributors become TWikiGuest.
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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.
  TWiki is trademarked to Peter Thoeny, originator and lead developer.
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  • This TWiki version is TWiki-6.0.2, Sun, 29 Nov 2015, build 29687.
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-- MikeMannix - 14 Sep 2001
 
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