Textbender is a system of collaborative writing based on recombinant text. It implements a social Web medium with potential applications ranging from open art to open democracy. The underlying mechanism is evolutionary genetics: the text exists as a population of variants, one per author; authors swap fragments and arrangements of the text, peer to peer; and genes encode a traceable record of authorship throughout. Initial development is aimed at creative works, particularly at short verse and prose.
Garbure is a collection of dedicated distributions. Each distribution provides carefully selected tools for a specific target domain, and is completed with examples and documentation. The set of distributions forms an entity, but each distribution works also on its own. All elements are arranged in the same way for each distribution.
ASCIIweb is a text-to-HTML formatting system that uses the 'pre' tag to create ASCII art Web pages, either on the fly or for static retrieval. It has a simple and flexible module system that also allows you to integrate shell scripts and practically any text output into your Web pages. It will also parse and include live Apache-style directory listings into your pages, giving you a creative and sharp looking way to make files available to your users. It looks just as good in Lynx as it does in Firefox.