Archive for October, 2004

Wiki as collaboration tool

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004

From Globeandmail technology section: “Wiki technology, invented by Oregon programmer Ward Cunningham, is server software that allows users to quickly create and edit on-line content using any Web browser (“wikiwiki” means “fast” in Hawaiian). The software is available from commercial developers, and there are also free open-source packages.

Typically, a Wiki website (referred to simply as a Wiki) is customized for a specific project such as a product manual or a report. Employees can organize, cross-link and hyperlink content, post comments or simply view a project in progress. The Wiki converts text entries into Web pages and requires no programming skills, so people usually don’t have to take any special training to use one.”