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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dreaming — what will the subject wikis look like in 2015?


By 2015, the world will probably look pretty different from what it looks now (although the more things change …). Particularly in the computing and Internet connectivity side, things will be different: touch interfaces, ubiquitous social networking, and all kinds of other forms of interactivity and intelligence will be embedded into web browsing. I hope […]

Platform versus content, and the knowledge domain


There’s an interesting distinction between things that serve the role of a platform/utility and things that serve the role of content. A platform is something relatively neutral on top of which content is put (by one or many people). For instance, an operating system (such as Linux, Windows, Mac OS) serves as a platform, and […]

Briefly noted


Brief news updates: The MediaWiki engine for all the subject wikis was upgraded to MediaWiki 1.16.4, a security release, on April 17. See the security release notes. As I noted in a buzz, a reply to a Math Overflow question (admittedly not a very difficult one) refers to Groupprops in a cool manner. The Wikimedia […]