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WIKI by Alan J. Porter

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Chapter 2. Defining the Wiki

Despite its name, and to borrow the title of a recent blog posting that made me smile, a wiki is not a character in Star Wars.

Webster’s dictionary defines a wiki as a website that allows visitors to make changes, contributions or corrections. Wikipedia defines its underlying technology as a website that uses wiki software, allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked webpages, using a simplified mark up language or WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor within the browser. Just to further muddy the waters, the inventor of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, describes it as the simplest ...

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