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Q : Isn't it against WikiNature to have a PersonalWiki, or a Wiki focussed on one person?

A : Well this isn't a wiki about PhilJones. I guess I've started to think I'd use Wiki anyway, as a place to make notes and organize my thoughts about things, even if no one comments.

Like anyone who starts a wiki, I'd love it if others joined in the discussion.

But I guess I want to roughly guide the TopicsDiscussedHere and I have some opinions about the style. (See ArgueAgainstMe)

What about the issue of personalization? Weblogs have a personal voice. Should a wiki ... should I, PhilJones, use the word "I", when writing comments here? Or does that make the wiki too much of a personal statement and discourage other contributions?

NB : The default, unsigned "I" on this wiki is usually me (PhilJones). If you write something, please sign it so people can see who you are. :-)

Actually, I think Wiki needs personal opinion, much like weblogs, to make it compelling. You can always have the large, more objective wikipaedias etc. But not everyone should aspire to this anymore than all weblogs should aspire to be Yahoo.

BillSeitz assumes that everyone smart should have a personal wiki. (BillSeitz:WikiWeb)

Probably that's wrong. People who aren't smart should have personal wikis to make them smart. Wheras people who are smart (ie. lateral, creative etc.) probably shouldn't, for danger of becoming WikiSick ;-)

Fair point. I was trying to say that people who are not "smart" (noisy word intended) will not be willing to think enough to use wiki (or even anything prettier like TheBrain?). --BillSeitz

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