There is a world of difference between what computers can do and what society will choose to do with them.
--Seymour Papert


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WikiWikiWeb (WikiWiki, wiki)

online collaborative software originally developed by Ward Cunningham. The software reflects a deliberate design philosophy to encourage collaboration. Central features include:

  • every page is editable by anyone
  • links and new page creation are automatic
  • markup is simple
  • all changes are reversible

The traditional WikiWikiWeb is immediately recognizable by the convention by which new links are formed: CamelCase (a doubly capitalized word). Other wikis, including this one, use "free links" denoted by double brackets, of the form [[The Network]], or some other nomenclature, such as double underscores.


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