Bill Seitz Writing Tool History
Some notes on various tools I've used for various kinds of writing over the years...
Outliners: mainly for task/project mgmt, but a little for writing.
Jul'97: start saving the emails I send to a bunch of people, pointing out links, with a bit of commentary...
Sep'99: get interested in Extreme Programming processes. Discover the core Wiki Wiki Web site, which was a hotbed of XP and Design Pattern-s. Get intrigued by the site's Wiki engine. Download a Python-based wiki clone onto my laptop and use it to start writing big-picture notes about tech issues (e.g. (Content Management System) relevant at work (MedScape). One of my first pages notes the potential for wiki as a WikiWeblog tool!
- oldest WaybackMachine page is from Jul'2000
Jan30'02: start noting RecentChanges in my Userland Manila weblog.
- using PikiPiki for Private Wiki
- using MoinMoin for WikiLog
- using various Software Forge-s at different gigs
Hi Bill! You might be interested in our lab's working group Thinking Powerfully http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thinkingpowerfully/ to jumpstart a network of software tools for augmenting thinking including an import/export standard http://www.ms.lt/mindset.html We award free membership to makers of open source tools. Is your tool open source? Andrius Kulikauskas, email@example.com
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