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Topic 86 of 109: wiki

Tue, Jan 21, 2003 (01:24) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
The ideas of 'Wiki' may seem strange at first, especially to
a first-time user of 'Wiki', but dive in and explore its
links. 'Wiki' is a composition system; it's a discussion
medium; it's a repository; it's a mail system; it's a tool;
we don't know quite what it is, but it's a fun way of
communicating asynchronously across the network while
dynamically sharing your ideas. The name 'Wiki' may seem
strange too - what does it mean? The WikiWikiWebFaq answers
this and other questions, but the short answer is that Wiki
Wiki is Hawaiian for 'quick'.


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 Topic 86 of 109 [web]: wiki
 Response 1 of 2: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 21, 2003 (01:43) * 12 lines 
I was inspired to tart this topic by the fabulous farmwiki started by Richard. He's done an awesome job supporting a community of users, Farmies.

Here's an information repository using wiki:

Group co-operative editing:

Wiki FAQ:

 Topic 86 of 109 [web]: wiki
 Response 2 of 2: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan 23, 2003 (10:50) * 11 lines 
That DehamGrey site is very cool.

He says:

Wiki is more than just social writing, easy and intuitive web publishing and the ability to do hypertext. There is the potential to anneal joint meaning, synthesize something greater than the direct combination of individual parts, there is the potential for building a community ethos around direct collaboration at the artifact level. MichaelSchrage says The best shared spaces are an invitation to innovation..the prototype or models are driving our processes and learning.. if you do not have a shared space you are not collaborating,'s creating opportunity for others to add value! That's exactly what this KM Wiki is!!

MichaelSchrage talks:
Wikipedia's description of Wiki:

Why do I maintain this

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