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This is a discussion forum for 6.916: Software Engineering of Innovative Web Services
How this System Works
This bboard software was written back in 1995 by Philip Greenspun. If it were
being done over it would follow the principles set forth in the
"Discussion" chapter of Internet
Application Workbook. The intent is to combine the best of
both the Web and the email worlds.
We use the Web to collect a permanent categorized and indexed record
of the discussion. We use email to notify people when someone has
posted a response to a question. We use email also to send instant
notifications or periodic summaries of forum activity (you can request
to be notified if you'd like to follow the forum via email).