The OFS application has evolved over a period of ten years of use and experimentation. The broad-based objectives of office systems have guided the ongoing development. VM/CMS has proved to be ideal as the control program base for such an activity. Actual user experience and feedback have been an invaluable means of validating both implementation and presentation techniques. We have found that with every new insight several new questions surface. The current OFS application is the product of this evolutionary process.
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