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Preface to the Online Edition

This is the edited and revised online version of my MA thesis. Page numbers are not included. All links have been verified by the end of October 1999.

I would like to thank Professor Ewald Mengel and Professor Michael Steppat for their advice and support.
I am also very grateful to the providers of metapages, text archives, and mailing lists who supplied me with useful information via email: Alan Liu, Jack Lynch, Michael Hart, Patrick McCarthy, Hardy M. Cook, Michael Fraser and Edward B. Germaine.

Special thanks to William Northcutt.

Please send any comments and suggestions to: Thorsten.Schreiber@kurier.tmt.de