We’re closely watching the NMC 2004 presentation on “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” wiki, checking the changes.. but beyond a few individuals, it is a pretty quiet place.
Yes, bored! We’ve had a good response from folks out there writing their own blog entries for the session, with some nice things said. Great!
But we picked a silly process that should falsely polarize and provoke folks (Centralists, DeCetntalists, and Fence Sitters), and I have been hoping to stir things up a bit, some of it at Martin;s expense.
But what the #*$& wiki is going on? What we were really hoping would happen is that all you folks out there would jump in the wiki, and really muck around with the content! It is there, ripe, just lurking under that Edit Text of This Page link.
It’s like a fresh coat of paint on the walls of a large building in tough urban neighborhood, at the intersection of 3 rival gangs’ territory. A hardware supply truck takes the corner too fast, the back flies open, and a few cases of free spray paint land at the base of the walls! Why would the walls stay blank???
We do acknowledge Gerry’s comments that June is a slow time (vacations, other conferences, summer sessions in the northern hemisphere, yup- and thanks Gerry for being one person to grab the spray paint). But…
What hope is there for skeptical faculty and wide eyed students to latch on to wikis if the technical folks out there (yes, you geeks reading this stuff) are stepping softly in the wiki? Stop being so damned nice and polite, take a cut at the wiki!
Here is a hint- you will be able to do much more spray painting in the wiki if you do it before or after the session- things could get wonky when a lot of people are trying to edit wiki pages at once. So grab a can, shake it up, and start spraying!
What are you staring at? Get on over to the Pieces!
The post "What the Wiki is Happening? A Blank Wall, Free Spray Paint, and …." was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2004/06/what-the/) on June 8, 2004.