Today I read the most insightful comment about wikis that I have ever seen, and it wasn't from Andrew (Lih or Keen), a sysop, an admin, or a developer, not even from Owen or Cade or Seth Finkelstein. Nevertheless, I think it is important, so I want to give it the attention it deserves.http://allswool.blogspot.com/2009/01/geeks...erit-earth.html
In a post on Wikipedia Review, Milton Roe wrote: "A wiki-dbase ... is simply a software version for a public meeting, with records kept by computer. That's it." It is essentially a means of using a computer to engage in one of the oldest human pastimes: sitting around and arguing until a temporary compromise is found. Essentially, it is to debate what the telephone is to speaking: a tool, rather than an end in itself.