This essay is in two parts. The first part, "Background, Objectives, and Discoveries," is by Joseph J. Esposito. Part Two, "Technical Issues, Strategy, and Implementation," is by Lynn Brock. We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in underwriting the Processed Book Project. Further acknowledgments appear at the end of this essay.
''The Processed Book Project, which was created with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, derives from an essay "The Processed Book" by Joseph J. Esposito, which was first published in March 2003 in FirstMonday. The aim of the Project was to create a demonstration of some of the ideas in the original essay. The Project itself "lives" online at http://www.prosaix.com/pbos/. This two-part essay by Esposito and Lynn Brock describes the background and aims of the project and includes a summary of the technical implications and implementation strategy. This essay is itself part of the Project and appears as part of the "library" (a repository of texts upon which various operations or processes are possible) of the online Processed Book.''
Copyright © 2005 by Joseph J. Esposito and Lynn Brock. The essay may be redistributed in whole or in part for noncommercial purposes provided that the authors are duly cited.