[linux] The Beginnings of a Wiki, Get a Free Book, Registration Stuff, and Meetings

Peter Abrahamsen peidran at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 25 14:16:05 PDT 2003


Wiki Wiki is web technology, not wireless. Do check out the link Richard
posted. Wikis are Good Things(tm).

Peter

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 01:03:04PM -0700, Doug McLean wrote:

> Hm.. couldn't they have come up with some more stodgy, like 100BaseWifi,

> or FWifi or 802.3z Wifi (I am just making this stuff up...I am sure I am

> getting all the terms wrong)?

>

> Back in my days, we only had 10BaseT and 100BaseTX and Dial-up, and

> that's we liked it! We had to physically connect our computers to the

> Intranet using string, two cups, and some copper wire (which we had to

> twist ourselves by the way) all the while standing in a foot of snow.

> But them's the good ol' days.... *sigh*

>

> Lawrence Lin wrote:

>

> >On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Doug McLean wrote:

> >

> >

> >>Um..I have a dumb question. What does WiKi stand for? I know WiFi, but

> >

> >

> >""Wiki wiki" means "fast" in the Hawaiian language"[1]

> >

> >[1]: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

> >

>

> --

> Doug McLean

> Department of Microbiology

> http://faculty.washington.edu/dougmc

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>


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