Friday, April 28, 2006

Wiki Wiki Wak

I successfully installed a personal version of MediaWiki on my lab box using Gina Trapani's guide thereby protecting my geek status for at least another 3 months. It utilizes WAMP, an all-in-one PHP/MySQL/Apache installation for Windows. I have been using a beta version of wikidPad on my primary box to track all of my wiki-worthy info.

A friend of mine pointed me to Wiktionary, the lexical companion to the open-content encyclopedia Wikipedia.

According to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;

Wiki
A Web site that can be quickly edited by its visitors with simple formatting rules. Developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s to provide collaborative discussions, there are several "Wiki" tools on the market for creating such sites, including www.editme.com, www.seedwiki.com, www.socialtext.com and www.swiki.net. Cunningham's site is http://c2.com/cgi/wiki.

"Wiki wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian.

Cheers...

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