What's a Wiki?
© August 2003 Tony Lawrence
Sat Aug 16 21:31:10 GMT 2003
Recently I kept running across references to Wiki's. I had not a
clue, but a little Google research enlightened me:
- A Wiki is a message board on steroids. It's information, links
to other information, postings, opinion, all that, but the crucial
difference is in two details:
- Anyone can edit any page. If this were a Wiki, you could add to
this very page, or delete everything I wrote (archives are
maintained so I could put my stuff back if I wanted to).
- Linking and creating new pages is made extremely easy by the
use of "WikiWords", which is simply two capitalized words squashed
together. Such a word automatically becomes a link to another page.
If the page doesn't yet exist, clicking on the new link creates the
page, which of course you can then edit.
Here's a real Wiki page: C2's SCO Unix Page. I created
it, but feel free to add to it.
Visit WikiWikiWeb and
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