Spinning a Useful Weblet

Al Globus and Chris Beaumont
Computer Sciences Corporation
Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Systems Division
NASA Ames Research Center
10 October 1994

weblet: a highly interconnected portion of the World Wide Web devoted to a particular end, usually maintained by a single individual or organization and located at a single site.


The WWW is a marvelous medium, but in spite of rapid improvement, the content leaves something to be desired. Our research group has addressed three content related deficiencies: 1. lack of technical depth, 2. disorganization, and 3. few educational materials on traditional subjects. We briefly discuss each item, what we've done about it, and examine usage statistics gathered by our Web Server and custom software.