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WIKI by Alan J. Porter

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G.2. Technical Barriers

Technical barriers are usually the result of misconceptions about the way that wikis work or are based on reports about early versions of the technology that no longer apply. In some cases, this is analogous to saying you wouldn’t drive a car because you still believe you have to hand-crank the engine to get it started.

Typical technical barriers include the following:

G.2.1. I need to learn a markup language

While it is true that early versions of wikis used a simple markup language known as wiki-text, and to complicate matters further, different wikis had their own versions, it is no longer true that you need to learn a markup language to use a wiki.

Nearly every wiki on the market today includes a rich text, word-processor-like, ...

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