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The MECCA project -- Maximum Extensibility for Comparative Analysis -- was a project that Douglas_R._White#Creator_of_SRAS_and_MECCA carried out for a project headed by John Kemeny, President of Dartmouth College in 1977. It was headed by sociologist James Davis and called project IMPRESS (Interdisciplinary Machine Processing for Research and Education in the Social Sciences]. White's SRAS project was transformed the into a larger on-line educational system that operated for a decade or two in New England colleges and high schools. Paul F. Velleman was the graduate level organizer for the project.