With tinges of sadness I'm
announcing the closure of
KmWiki - personal playground, collaborative repository and knowledge
Over the past 6 years this collection has grown to more than 1500 pages (estimate). We have seen intense debates, innovative collaborative writing, exploratory annealing, artful refactoring, savage vandalism - the good and bad sides of open, collective, internet spaces.
KmWiki has been used to:
- Teach post-graduate classes - business intelligence, user-interface design
- Build student portfolios
- Explore cutting-edge Km concepts - boundary objects, descriptive enumeration
- Collect links and resources - Km tools and
- Prototype articles - knowledge mapping, ontologies, CoPs
- Store notes and record history
We were open and operating in mid 1999, way before WikiPedia, before
wiki became an established genre and migrated behind firewalls into the
The interesting things I learned from KmWiki, was the leverage of a 'switchyard' - an open, personal web page for collecting and arranging links (now available via del.icio.us), the unexpected help from community members correcting or pointing to broken links, the difficulty of maintaining continual, open refactoring and the disappointment and destructive nature of internet script spammers.
KmWiki - 'Au revoir'