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Re: One- and two-pane outliners versus hypertext

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Posted by srdiamond15
2006-02-19 03:06:21



How would you go about doing a major restructuring of a wiki? To change the central organization of an outline, you focus on the top level topics. But since there is no top level in a wiki, isn’t restructuring just as organic and incremental as the original process of growth? It seems to me in a wiki you could never record a fundamental change in perspective or add a whole other radically different perspective.

Why is it a good thing that a wiki doesn’t commit you to any organization? Doesn’t thought develop by hypothesis and challenge?

Stephen R. Diamond


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