Friday, July 14, 2006

What Is a Wiki? Wiki 101

An O'Reilly article does a nice job laying out the Wiki world:
O'Reilly Network: What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects)
. I haven't figured out a use for a Wiki in my world, but I'll study the article and see what I can learn. ( I love Wikipedia, but I don't write for it.)

3 comments:

Marcelo Marques said...

John,

Perhaps my question sounds stupid. I found a lot of Wiki 101 but what the "101" means?

Thanks,

Marcelo

Marcelo Marques said...

John,

What it the "101" means?

Thank you,

Marcelo

John Gordon said...

In North American universities there's a convention that introductory courses are assigned a course number of "101".

I've never thought about why that's so, and why all schools in the US and Canada follow this rule.

So "Wiki 101" means "introductory course in Wiki".

It's neat to receive this question, you've exposed a local cultural norm I'd taken for granted.