MITRE improved on that model by hosting the collaborative session on a server that each user logged into.
Called the Collaborative Virtual Workstation (CVW), this allowed the session to be set up in a virtual file cabinet and virtual rooms, and left as a persistent session that could be joined later.
Some are defensible but others are so broad they lose any meaningful application.
Online collaborative gaming software began between early networked computer users.In 1975, Will Crowther created Colossal Cave Adventure on a DEC PDP-10 computer.Finally, collaborative software relates to the notion of collaborative work systems, which are conceived as any form of human organization that emerges any time that collaboration takes place, whether it is formal or informal, intentional or unintentional.Whereas the groupware or collaborative software pertains to the technological elements of computer-supported cooperative work, collaborative work systems become a useful analytical tool to understand the behavioral and organizational variables that are associated to the broader concept of CSCW.As internet connections grew, so did the numbers of users and multi-user games.
In 1978 Roy Trubshaw, a student at University of Essex in the United Kingdom, created the game MUD (Multi-User Dungeon).
Lotus Notes appeared as a major example of that product category, allowing remote group collaboration when the internet was still in its infancy.
Kirkpatrick and Losee (1992) "If GROUPWARE really makes a difference in productivity long term, the very definition of an office may change.
In 1996, Pavel Curtis, who had built MUDs at PARC, created Place Ware, a server that simulated a one-to-many auditorium, with side chat between "seat-mates", and the ability to invite a limited number of audience members to speak.
In 1997, engineers at GTE used the Place Ware engine in a commercial version of MITRE's CVW, calling it Info Work Space (IWS).
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