I don't quite understand.
You subscribe to this very informative list. How much are YOU paying
the people who are letting their lights shine in this list? How much
are they demanding?

As I see this, Wiki is based on the same generic principal: the inner
need to help, the inner need to let your light shine, or (probably
most common) a combination of both. Maybe also (as I have experienced)
you learn by sharing, because then you have to formulate what you
think you know. Which I see as a good thing.

So, FrameUsers, Wiki and Open Source is not such a bad thing, I guess.

For that matter, the Internet was really created this way, by sharing
information. And FramaMaker would be dead without it.

Bodvar
-sharing some info for free! ;-)


On 3/19/07, Whites <whitefamily at mac.com> wrote:
> For starters, to the guy at SFSU trying to learn how to write, take
> another run at that sentence: "I am writing a white paper for my
> class, and I'm searching for writers
> who use wikis."
>
> I've been asked before what I thought about wikis in a software
> documentation environment. I suspect that the only reason
> Anarchipedia works at all is because there exists a large population
> of educated types who are willing to contribute and who are able to
> do so because they are writing their entries on someone else's
> nickel. Probably university souls who would otherwise be preparing
> lectures or grading some of the few papers that students still claim
> to write. Or maybe they are just avoiding their tedious chores.
>
> I'm dubious that folks in most development environments have the
> leisure to dawdle around in a wiki when they have their own workloads
> to get through. Or am I misunderstanding the charm of a wiki? It
> sounds like a mechanism to convince other people to do my work.
>
> will white
>
> On Mar 18, 2007, at 5:51 PM, Diane Gaskill wrote:
>
> > I am writing a white paper for my class, and I'm searching for writers
> > that use wikis.
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> There is something fascinating about science.
> One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture
> out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Twain
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
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