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It’s like a '''hotel visitor book'''. As opposed to a hotel brochure. The content is made up entirely of public contributions.
It’s like a '''hotel visitor book'''. As opposed to a hotel brochure. The content is made up entirely of public contributions.


It’s like the '''wiki wiki bus'''. Howard Cunningham, the developer of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiWikiWeb| WikiWikiWeb]] in 1995, learned the word on a visit to Hawaii Airport, where he was told to take the wiki wiki bus between the airport terminals. It means ‘superfast’ –- appropriate as the open nature of Wiki sites means they can grow exponentially.
It’s like the '''wiki wiki bus'''. Howard Cunningham, the developer of '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiWikiWeb| WikiWikiWeb]''' in 1995, learned the word on a visit to Hawaii Airport, where he was told to take the wiki wiki bus between the airport terminals. It means ‘superfast’ –- appropriate as the open nature of Wiki sites means they can grow exponentially.


'''(from the [https://sidewaysdictionary.com| Sideways Dictionary web site])'''
'''(from the [https://sidewaysdictionary.com| Sideways Dictionary web site])'''

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noun: wiki; 
a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.

It’s like a hotel visitor book. As opposed to a hotel brochure. The content is made up entirely of public contributions.

It’s like the wiki wiki bus. Howard Cunningham, the developer of WikiWikiWeb in 1995, learned the word on a visit to Hawaii Airport, where he was told to take the wiki wiki bus between the airport terminals. It means ‘superfast’ –- appropriate as the open nature of Wiki sites means they can grow exponentially.

(from the Sideways Dictionary web site)