It seems to have been:
- A Special Integration Group, of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)
- Run a Seminar: "One-Whole", The First International Electronic Seminar On Wholeness, 2000.
- Over 200 papers
- "Created and maintained by Thomas Mandel, assisted greatly by Co-editor Heiner Benking, was inspired in part by the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, (ASSC) first electronic seminar held during July of 1996."
What was found:
There was much excellent content and design found in The Primer Project files, but over time, and possibly due to other factors such as isss.org content re-organisations, the original structure, usefulness and access of The Primer Project had been degraded:
- The content (and links) seemed to be distributed between several servers, some which no longer existed.
- There were many broken links, and missing files.
- There were duplicate files, and no obvious structure to the Primer Directory, and sub-directories, and filenames.
- There was a mixture of finished work, and work-in-progress, and slightly different versions of the same file.
- There was no clear ways to access and use the content of The Primer. Several pages were accessed in different ways.
The changes included:
It is a hope that The Primer Project will be reviewed, to learn from, and potentially build on, for future action.
/primer /primer/911 /primer/911/problematique /primer/backpapers /primer/backpapers/problematique /primer/data /primer/oldsite /primer/principle /primer/principle/gsj /primer/round /primer/seminarprimer /primer/seminarprimer/tetx /primer/sigdilog /primer/tetron /primer/tetron/tetron /primer/tetron/tetron/jophead /primer/tetron/tetron/papers /primer/tetron/tetron/United States Patent 4,286,330_files /primer/tetx
NB. Many of the version 1 Files seem to be duplicated in multiple directories.
/primer (all the files of Version 1 above, some of which are updated to Version 2 formatting) /_v1_Archive (all the Directories and Files of Version 1 above) /primer/911 /primer/911/problematique /primer/backpapers /primer/backpapers/problematique /primer/data /primer/oldsite /primer/principle /primer/principle/gsj /primer/round /primer/seminarprimer /primer/seminarprimer/tetx /primer/sigdilog /primer/tetron /primer/tetron/tetron /primer/tetron/tetron/jophead /primer/tetron/tetron/papers /primer/tetron/tetron/United States Patent 4,286,330_files /primer/tetx /PP1 (all the Files of version 1 above, all in a single directory. Used by the INDEX)
Examples of external links removed:
-------------------------- I am not sure what connection newciv.org has to ISSS? - whether there was someone on the ISSS Primer Group CIG that was associated with newciv.org? - why many of the links on the Primer link to newciv.org? - if ISSS has copywrite or control over ISSS Primer SIG content stored on the newciv.org website - many of the pages link to a newciv mailing list: "Send e-mail to issstopics-L@newciv.org". I have emailed issstopics-L@newciv.org, and got a Message Delivery Failure: "550:550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try" - newciv.org seems to be the main site for the: New Civilization Network - A huge site with membership -- 279 pages of news postings going from 5 Aug 2001 to 15 Jun 2016: http://www.newciv.org/news2/ -- About page here: http://www.newciv.org/ncn/ncnfaq.html -- run by: Flemming Funch. The web site and most mailing lists are housed in a server administered by Flemming Funch. https://www.healthyplace.com/alternative-mental-health/sageplace/flemming-funch-on-the-qnew-civilizationq ===> Given all the unknowns above, I will remove all references to newciv.org in the The Primer pages (including links, and mailing list references) --------------------------
Decided not to use BACKGROUND, as it confuses the reading. Changed the colour to: BODY BGCOLOR="#ccffcc" to distinguish v1 from v2
Example version 1 'screen of headers':
--------------------------- THE PRIMER PROJECT An activity of the Primer Group A Special Integration Group (SIG) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) originally SGSR, Society for General Systems Research. and IISII INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE for SYSTEMIC INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION Presenting THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SEMINAR ON WHOLENESS http://www.newciv.org/ISSS_Primer/seminar.html ---------------------------Example of version 2 page layout (Headers; Content; Footers):
[Header Navigation paths]: e.g. "ISSS | The Primer Project 2 Home & Welcome | About | Pathways through The Primer Project 2: [ Seminar Tour | Taster Tour ] | INDEX" [Header title]: H2 size font; Center aligned [Header Sub-title]: H3 size font; Center aligned [Content]: 'normal' size font; Left aligned, generally [Footer Navigation paths]: Repeat of Header Navigation path
where, on the Navigation path:
The following is a list of Pathways that the version 1 authors seem to have developed:
- Seminar Tour
- Taster Tour
- Kids Only
- A Story
- Four Domains
Of the above, the following have been selected for conversion to version 2 House Style formatting; and have been put on the Main Navigation line:
- Seminar Tour
- Taster Tour