A rather perceptive post, forwarded in full from the london.pm discussion.
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From: Simon Wilcox <essuu(a)ourshack.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:07:15 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Re: Call for Comments - OpenGuides and usability
On 22 Oct 2003, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
There are four kinds of people regarding Wikis:
I would argue that the technology is irrelevant, There are two kinds of
people who might interact with Open Guide:
A successful site will make it easy for consumers to consume and producers
to produce. There will always be many more consumers than producers. A
*really* successful site will be able to convert consumers into producers.
Arguably Open Guide succeeds at none of these things as it only really
makes it easy for *producers* to consume as too much pre-knowledge is
required to understand and navigate the site and a lot of the early
information is aimed at producers.
But then, I guess it depends on what you define as "successful". Perhaps
we should ask that question - how will we know when Open Guide to London
is a success ?
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