Then, the ``bomb''. The original author of the used ASCII tutorial stands on his copyright and denies us to reuse his work. Unfortunately, Marcus was unable to spend more time on this project and so the main driving force was gone.
My experiences made as consultant for this first course have lead to my decision that the course must be offered again. So, in Summer 1995 I've just announced a second round, hoping that somehow a new tutorial could be written. Well, here is the result. I hope, that you find this tutorial useful and clear. If not, please send me a note. The tutorial is intended to be a group work and not a work of one person. It is essential, that you express your comments and suggestions.
The course and the tutorial could have only been realized with help of many people. I wish to thank the people from the Globewide Network Academy (GNA), especially Joseph Wang and Susanne Reading.
Ricardo Nassif and David Klein provide me with suggestions to improve the readability of the tutorial.
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