RE: Wikis replacing email

Subject: RE: Wikis replacing email
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:25:42 -0600

Nancy Allison wrote:

> Maybe I'm revealing one of my many peculiarities, but I
> remember Lotus Notes with some fondness. It made
> collaboration a good deal easier, and removed the need for
> emailing documents back and forth.

Harrumph! I remember having to endure Lotus Notes, and I consider
fondness for it not just peculiar, but borderline dangerous. :-)

Chris Borokowski wrote:

> It was a lot more organized than the anarchic Wikis, that's for sure.

Damning with faint praise. The wikis I've had to work with (invariably
set up by engineers who're all hoping someone else will spend countless
hours managing it) have been about as organized as my home office.
Everything's in there somewhere...

Uh oh, I feel a spell of curmudgeonliness coming on. Move over, John P.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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