Federated Wiki Design Principles

We have concentrated on a small number of idealistic principles, beliefs even, while ignoring considerable established practice. Only by such intense focus can we expect to find fresh solutions to persistent problems.

With my first wiki I became comfortable with ideas duplicated under different names. I found, if they were important ideas, they would eventually find each other.

I recognized early that wiki favors the writer at the expense of the reader who must traverse pages repeatedly to maintain any sense of context. Now I seek simplifications that favor writing even more.

With a new medium I can support traditional needs new ways. My solutions may seem awkward. But they embody decisions based on a lifetime of reflection.

These links provide portals into three years of content produced mostly by me and mostly to experience wiki as it developed. They have thus created a neighborhood in the federation that will grow for all time forward.