I can't say who came up with it. The point I first became aware of it was the posts, and consultation reports series, on Meta. It may well have predated that though, in which case I couldn't say.
Advanced search in old enwp and meta dumps, or mailing lists would be a way to explore before that. The topic was only discussed _in depth_ in a limited number of places easily identified by search, the expressions are very distinctive, and a list of wiki pages or list threads can be searched fairly easily to find exact posts or dates. FT2 On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM, David Gerard <dger...@gmail.com> wrote: > I was looking over old discussions, and wondered: who originally came > up with the notion that the "principle of least surprise" should apply > to educational content? If it existed before Wikimedia, who introduced > it to the image filter discussion, on what rationale? > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l