2006-08-23 Talk

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Design Principles of wiki:

How can so little do so much?

Ward is a great speaker!!

Showing off the definition of wiki, through online enclyclopedias, getting to wikipedia.

shows how clean wikis are.

Wiki vs. Blogs

A wiki is a work made by a community. The blogosphere is a community made by its works.

Wikizens come and go - wiki stays the same.

Ward is proud that in a wiki world of adding to the features of wiki, he is taking things out. example, square brackets.

A wiki without a community stops being what you think it is.

Misunderstanding about knowledge, that leads us to enshrine our materaial.

GPL is a good wiki liscence.

Again, here we are in th open source movement. barriers created, liscences.

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Design Principles of wiki:

How can so little do so much?

Ward is a great speaker!!

Showing off the definition of wiki, through online enclyclopedias, getting to wikipedia.

shows how clean wikis are.

Wiki vs. Blogs

A wiki is a work made by a community. The blogosphere is a community made by its works.

Wikizens come and go - wiki stays the same.

Ward is proud that in a wiki world of adding to the features of wiki, he is taking things out. example, square brackets.

A wiki without a community stops being what you think it is.

I think that reading and writing are important in a wiki.

Wiki Design Principles

Open, Incremental, Organic, Mundane, Universal, Overt, Unified, Pre?, Tolerant, Observable, Convergent

Talks about the decisions that he made that people love to reverse. CamelCase? is one big.

Forced people to work together by giving same name to the site.

Big discussion on SisterSites?. cool.

Observalble principle is most community feature.

The green dot, helps you divide your time.

Wikitect - who what where when and why

Question what is the fundamental of wiki? over my dead body. Answer: anything that breaks the community, so that it just becomes a content management system that uses wiki. A read only wiki,

In my opinion LoginToEdit? is problematic…

It wasn’t the wiki, but the community. IT wasn’t until the wiki was at 5000 pages until I started to talk about it (clones started) how teams should code.

Asked what he hopes the wiki ethos will accomplish, World Peace is it.