:: urbansheep (urbansheep) wrote,
:: urbansheep

[ L ] Talking to Ward Cunningham about wiki

Last week, The Guardian published (http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,1182809,00.html) an article I wrote about wiki. The story started as a quite different idea that I pitched to the editors there, but metamorphosed over a period of weeks into a much more generalised overview of the state of wiki.

The centrepiece of the article was a series of comments by Ward Cunningham, the guy who created the original wiki and started the ball rolling for a whole series of web sites using spin-off technologies.

As usual, Ward said a lot more than I was able to fit into the article. We chatted on the phone for about an hour. Below are my transcribed notes of his main points - I've checked that he doesn't mind me posting them here, and his response was: "Those notes are faithful to my meaning, though not always the words I would use. I would feel comfortable having them published as is only if the page included your explanation that they are your best recollection of things said quickly on the phone."

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