(via <a href=”http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/alan/archives/2004/05/01/wiki.html”>Alan Levine</a>) This is a really <a href=”http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000644.html”>great starter</a> for Wikis that really is written in plaing English. It has a pretty interesting answer to a question I’m still asking: Why would I Wiki?
<blockquote>This is an important point. Wikis are best used for a purpose- to serve a need. It is a tool and its value is related to how it used. That is the beauty of wikis, they are not predefined by any structure or requirements- a wiki is completely what you make it. But, to make it valuable, it has to contribute to some goal or fulfill some need. I say that wikis are a great place for people to “put stuff”. As weblogs and online discussions occur, wikis can be a great place to <a href=”http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000599.html”>stock the pertinent information that flows</a> from other resources. </blockquote>
By the way, the “stock and flow” discussion that it links to is the second of a three part series in the uses of Wikis and Weblogs and such that talks about how all this Internet stuff can work for information management.
Just not enough time in the day…