I am a wikiholic

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I am a wikiholic. I am addicted to wikis. You know why? They help me develop my mind. In medieval times, internet pages were build by someone who knew™ for novices. This is how documentation was created: An expert, say for the KDE desktop environment, sat down and thought about what could be interesting for newcomers. Then he wrote it down. Wrong way, I say. Whenever I have learned something new, I can much better explain it to novices than if I am in expert mode. I remember all the quirks that have been so hard to figure out before I really got into the topic. When I started with Linux, I had big problems getting software to compile. Then I found out that you are better off if you use your distribution's methods of installing software. Of course, I noted this down. Now this description is available to all the world, not just me. And it can even be improved by other people. So, what do we have so far:

  • wikis allow people to share knowledge
  • wikis allow people to improve each