Operational Structure

We consider how and why additional structure can be added to the sequence of paragraphs that tell a story.

A page can be 'read' and a page can be 'used'.

Headings mark sections where the reader must make thoughtful adjustments to appreciate what is written.

Write one line of Markdown to announce adjustments.

# Theory

Folds mark information that should be considered differently in subsequent use.

Write one line of PageFold to mark the nature of uniqueness of subsequent paragraphs.


The heading is big, black and capitalized demanding the attention of the reader.

The fold is small, gray and lower case encouraging the reader to read on by.

We prefer single words for both headlines and folds. Where more words seem necessary consider moving subsequent material to its own page and title.

We differentiate organizational and operational structure. The PageFold was introduced to aid mechanically reading specific content from stories in their internal text format. Here folds help the text 'operate' in a way distinct from being read. See About PageFold Plugin

Mike Caulfield introduced the convention of annotating quotations with folds. He has also suggests extending wiki flavored markdown with blockquote notation which blogging proved useful. See About Markdown Plugin

Academic publication sets much higher standards for proper citation where these references are exploited for evaluating thought leadership within that community. We wonder whether this might be at odds with open digital collaboration. See Citations Obsolete?

We aspire to do more work in wiki than writing about work done elsewhere. We've written plugins that find data in other items and plugins that find content between folds. See About Reduce Plugin