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Wide Open Spaces: Wikis Ready or Not

EDUCAUSE Review Volume 39, Number 5, ISSN 1527-6619


Remember when the Internet was about opening up access to information and breaking down the barriers between content creators and content consumers? Think back to when spam was just a meatlike substance. To those heady days when Timothy Leary was predicting that the PC would be the LSD of the nineties. Before the DMCA. Before eBay. Back when the Web was supposed to be a boundless Borgesian "Library of Babel" and not a global supermarket. The term wiki (derived from the Hawaiian word for "quick") is applied to a diverse set of systems, features, approaches, and projects. Even dedicated wikiheads engage in perpetual arguments about what constitutes true wikiness. But some fundamental principles (usually) apply.


Lamb, B. (2004). Wide Open Spaces: Wikis Ready or Not. EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5),. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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