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Tools and Procedures Used To Create This Web Site


Many of the procedures followed in creating this web site are described in the following short article:

`Philosophy and the World Wide Web'


The local production of the hypertext, graphics, DVI, PS, and sound files served from this web site required the following application programs:

Hardware and Operating System

Our WWW site was originally created in December 1994 on the machine, which was then a NeXTStation Color Turbo with 128 MB RAM, a 2 GB Seagate internal hard drive, a 1 GB Seagate external hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive. This machine ran the NeXTSTEP 3.3 (Unix/Mach) operating system, a multi-tasking operating system with a graphical interface. The multi-user operating system allows each user to create a large number of files in a variety of formats in an efficient manner. While constructing the site, all of the applications described above were open and running (all except the `current' one were open in the background). Whenever a lengthy task was set in motion in one application, work would nevertheless proceed simply by clicking into the window of some other application. is now an Apple M1 Mac Studio, and runs macOS 14.x (Sonoma), which is a descendent of the NeXTSTEP operating system.

Off-Site Hardware and Software

The photographic images were digitized with the HP Scanner maintained by CSLI Publications. CSLI Publications drives the scanner with a PowerMac that is connected to CSLI's local area network. OmniPaint scanned and saved the photographs as TIFF files, and these files were then downloaded to using Fetch.