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Christmas Gift

WIT, the first WWWBoard ever

Have you ever wondered what was the first forum software? A bit of history for Christmas, that's our present.

The first forum software (at this period a forum software was called a WWWBoard) was developed by the W3 consortium in 1994 and it was named WIT, which stands for W3 Interactive Talk. It was developed in about 3 days, and was mainly used for technical discussions at the W3. The main goal of its implementation was an attempt for consortium to look for a more convenient way of discussing, to maybe replace (or improve) newsgroups and mailing lists. You can notice this aim is about to be achieved with more modern forum softwares.

The WIT website still exists, even if it is no more available, which means we can't propose you a live demonstration of this software (I see some people crying Wink.

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