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an experiment

March 4th, 2007

I wrote an article a few months ago. Here’s a wiki I just created for it. (Shoutout to D Weekly.) The idea is that the article, as written, is hopelessly generic, and I’m interested in seeing what happens when I let other people edit it and generally mess around with it. Well, that’s the platonic idea. At this point, the technology for doing this seems to be painfully inadequate–PBWiki is the best bad solution in a world of terrible solutions. Not that I should let my own laziness off the hook.. I could have converted the footnotes, which don’t format properly, into hyperlinked words, which do. But that can come in time. (In the meantime, anyone with advice re wiki technologies.. sooo welcome.)

Anyway, I thought this would also be a good way to test the robustness of my journal’s open access policies. I know the law review would never let you get away with converting an article from PDF to html and posting it somewhere. Let’s see how long it takes a technology-focused journal to send a C&D :)

One comment to “an experiment”

  1. I agree, we all have a long way to go to make wikis easier. Let me know what we can do to improve PBwiki, and I’ll take it back to our team. We want to be the easiest wiki choice for anyone.