Wikipedia's Open Content Doublespeak


In 1995, software developer Howard ("Ward") Cunningham created the first "wiki" and named it "WikiWikiWeb." A wiki is an open source website or page on which content is written and updated by users. The name came from the Hawaiian word for "quick," the idea being that pages could be generated quickly to expedite the exchange of ideas. In 2001, internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales and philosophy professor Larry Sanger applied...

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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #45, Summer 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |