[Techtalk] Discuss CMS's Such As Zope
meggolding at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 7 05:55:05 EST 2002
--- BUNTER MATTHEW <Matthew.Bunter at renaultvi.com>
> Sorry to ask a dumb question, but what is Wiki?
Not a dumb question at all! Four months ago, I hadn't
the slightest clue what a Wiki was, either. Now, I'm
an addict :)
A Wiki is a web collaboration platform where anyone in
the community can edit any page on a Wiki web site. I
think Wikis are probably better seen than described,
so here are a few:
1. I use TWiki (http://twiki.org), installed locally
on our corporate intranet.
2. The original Wiki (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki)
3. Meatball Wiki
We use Wiki at my office to hold "discussions" much
like you would use a bulletin board system or email.
The difference is that pages can be fully edited by
anyone. That's a double-edged sword but the biggest
advantage is that anyone can take part in maintaining
an intranet site.
Now that I've used Wiki, it feels really odd to CC
lots of people on an email message. In fact, I've
developed a rule of thumb that if I need to send email
to more than 2 people, that I post the info on the
wiki and circulate the URL to the people by email.
That way, anyone can see my thoughts and possibly
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