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Communication and Collaboration - Rapid Development

The Arpanet was developed in the late 60s to be able to share the ressources of US Universities. When TCP/IP was adopted, the name Internet became more common.
This network has been the #1 network for sending electronic mail (e-mail) in the 70s.

With the public availablity of a the Mosaic browser in 1993 for the World Wide Web (WWW, developed by CERN in 1990) it rapidly led to an increasing number of web pages.

New technologies are constatly changing the internet and attract new users: IP Telephony, Groupware like Wikis and Blogs, Broadband connections, Peer-to-Peer Networks for File Sharing, Online-Games , ... and much, much more.

Ist this leading to an Internet collaps? How does the Future Internet look like?

This sites were first developed and hosted on my Universities Unix box, later on they moved on a server on the corporate network of my employer. Since 2000 they are avaiilable for public viewing on a web hosters professional server farm.
Although the desiged changed a couple of times the revision number never exceeded V3.96 in 2003 - no design changes happened since. The hoster did not provide the technology nor the tools I wanted to use for Web 2.0 (replace the manual HTML editing process with a content management system).

Finally 2008 was the year for the switchover - after some testing for half a year with an older version I have been satisfied and found the needed tools to make the project happen. Loads of changes needed to be performed, especially the content needed to be revised and updated.

The software for providing the content is continuously developed. Switchovers to new platforms are not as easy as described in the manuals, especially when you do not use the out-of-the-box product. The last move took place in February 2015, where a lot of manual work had to be performed again.

I hope you like the new layout, maintaining two languages is at least much easier with the new version. Anyway - there's still some content/layout which needs to be adjusted or individual code has to be (re-)written to make it work.

If you are interested and are nostalgic I still provide the "old" versions (Remark: I am not sure if everything is still working) of the web pages: Design used from 2001 and 2008.

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