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And Ward's definition: //The simplest online database that could possibly work.//


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=====Simplicity of The Uncarved Block=====
The basic principle discussed in //The Tao of Pooh// is the UncarvedBlock. The simplest form of anything. The pure essence of something or someone. Once you change the block you change the meaning and structure of the original form, transforming it into something else.
Visitors new to the wiki try to grasp what the wiki is, spending time trying to define it, chiseling it here and there and not really seeing the underlying purpose and beauty. Seeing takes time. And work.
When we get on our hands and knees and start getting dirty we come to understand our work and the wiki and start to use the wiki for what it was designed. This may take some time.
Other stuff to look at
from //The Wiki Way//, Leuf and Cunningham, where the authors point out the intimate connection between how we think about something and the value we bring to it and take from it:
There are people for whom, in the strictest of self-interest, WikiWiki is a learning place. For some it is a knowledge base. For others it is a forum for debate. All find something of value (323).
Also, look at //Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance//.
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=== Simplicity of The Uncarved Block ===
I'm drawing my ideas and thoughts about the wiki from a book, The Tao of Pooh, as well as trodding down the same path as Eric Kuha with his mentioning of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence.
The basic principle discussed in The Tao of Pooh was that of the Uncarved Block. The simplest form of anything. The pure essence of something or someone. Once you change the block you change the meaning and structure of the original form, transforming it into something else. I agree with what MichaelHeilman said in the WideOpenSpaces page that not very many people are really grasping what the wiki is, spending way too much time trying to define it, chiseling it here and there and not really seeing the underlying purpose and beauty.
I really see, from what everyone has been posting so far, that most of the students in the class are of the romantic way of thinking meaning (so far) that they see things only on the surface and therefore only talk about the surface of the wiki. There are however a few individuals that see it in the classical or mechanical sense of the wiki, when, where, how and why it works. I don't see anything wrong about viewing it from just the romantic view, but it's not going to be of much use until everyone gets on their hands and knees and starts getting dirty to really understand and use the wiki for what it was meant for. This just may take some time, but then again, we could all talk in circles and not get anything accomplished. MichaelKavanaugh
from ''The Wiki Way'', Leuf and Cunningham, where the authors point out the intimate connection between how we think about something and the value we bring to it and take from it:
: There are people for whom, in the strictest of self-interest, WikiWiki is a learning place. For some it is a knowledge base. For others it is a forum for debate. All find something of value (323).


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