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=====Wiki as a Writing Space=====
See also WikiAsAReadingSpace
See also ReimaginingWriting
See also WikiAsChooseYourOwnAdventureBook

Consider spaces on and in which we write. Until the computer, these spaces were physical. With the advent of the ComputerAsWritingSpace, writing spaces become conceptually virtual with a physical interface.

- Moleskin notebooks.
- Leather-bound journals
- Slips of paper stuffed in pockets and drawers.
- Typing it all out on a Remington using a long roll of computer paper. Kerouac did that. And now everyone who uses a word processor can do it.
- Specialized writing applications that allow organizing and note taking parallel to the main text.
- [[ A whiteboard and Post-Its]].
- Few use wax tablets or scrolls anymore.
- Cellphones for notes and poetry
- 3G phones for notes, tweets, blog posts, mixed media updates.
- Now tablets for everything the heart desires.

Most computer writing spaces are designed for paper output meant to be read in a specified order. Even blogs are chronologically ordered. The end of the text is to become static: when finished, unchanged.

When we look to the wiki as a writing space - collaborative or personal - we move into the realm of hypertext and topically oriented, ever-evolving writing.

You've reached the bottom of the page. Consider what you're being asked to do next. You're being invited to click on one of the links below, with the promise that one or all of them will lead to more: some development, some addition, some extension ... or to something else that somehow ties in with your experience of reading this page.

That option - the need to decide where to go next - is one of the RhetoricalCharacteristicsOfWikis.

ComputerAsWritingSpace > start here for an overview



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