Difference between revisions of "Main Page"

From Computer History Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Signed.)
Line 8: Line 8:
  
  
==Introduction by the SYSOP==
+
==Introduction by the Administrators==
 
</center>
 
</center>
This wiki is an experiment by me to create a means for knowledgeable people to enter their information into some kind of a knowledge base, however, not including the relatively formalized tone and style imposed by Wikipedia. Sentences starting with "I seem to recall" are perfectly welcome here - and articles do '''not''' have to be in the descriptive, encyclopedic style Wikipedia enforces. On the contrary, I would ''prefer'' that a lot of the articles be references, guides, helpful hints, suggestions, tutorials, etcetera.
+
This wiki is an experiment to create a means for knowledgeable people to enter their information into some kind of a knowledge base.  This is however, not the relatively formalized tone and style imposed by Wikipedia. Sentences starting with "I seem to recall" are perfectly welcome here - and articles do '''not''' have to be in the descriptive, encyclopedic style Wikipedia enforces. On the contrary, it is ''preferred'' that many of the articles be references, guides, helpful hints, suggestions, [[:Category:Tutorials|tutorials]] and so on.
  
My desire to set up this English wiki stems from my frustration with adding information to a Norwegian wiki, the [http://www.nodaf.no Norwegian Computer History Society wiki], and realizing that my content would be reachable only to a very limited audience - Scandinavians, at best.
+
This English wiki stems from frustration [[User:Toresbe|Tore Sinding Bekkedal]] experienced with adding information to the [http://www.nodaf.no Norwegian Computer History Society wiki] when he realized that his content would only be accessible to those who understood Norwegian.
  
If you have any information you want to contribute to this wiki, '''please, do it'''. I'd much rather remove or modify ten or twenty bad submissions than miss out on a single potentially good one.
+
If you have any information you want to contribute to this wiki, '''please, do it'''. We'd much rather remove or modify a dozen potentially unsuited submissions than miss out on a single good one.
  
I hope this wiki could grow into a useful resource at some point, for everyone interested in classic computing, on all points of the knowledge scale. I realize that there are more specific wikis for Commodore and Amiga and so on, but this is an effort to be a more general computing history wiki.  
+
We hope this wiki grows into a useful resource for everyone interested in classic computing, no matter what their level of knowedge may be. We realize that there are more specific wikis for Commodore and Amiga and so on, but this is a general wiki for everything related to historical computing; it is meant to be all encompassing.
  
Though the current URL is of course temporary, this is an experiment to see if people actually make edits to this system and find it useful. If it "catches on", I will of course register a domain with an appropriate name. (My threshold for "catches on" is quite low - worst case scenario, this becomes a one-user CMS; I'd write this on my homepage if it wasn't in a Wiki. :) -- -- [[User:Toresbe|Tore]] ([[User talk:Toresbe|talk]]) 15:33, 16 May 2007 (PDT)
+
The current URL is temporary as this is an experiment to see if people will actually make edits and find it useful. If it "catches on" as we suspect it will, [[User:Toresbe|Tore]] will of course register a domain with an appropriate name. The threshold for "catches on" is quite low - as a worst case scenario, this becomes a one-user Content Management System -- [[User:Toresbe|Tore]] & [[User:Lucky|Lucky]] 16:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)

Revision as of 00:11, 17 May 2007

Welcome to the computer history wiki!

This is the Computer History Wiki, a knowledge base about historic computers which anyone can edit. Currently, we've got 1,095 articles!

SystemsSoftwareManufacturersOperating SystemsNetworkingTutorialsHelp

For an introduction to MediaWiki syntax and CHW conventions, please see Help.


Introduction by the Administrators

This wiki is an experiment to create a means for knowledgeable people to enter their information into some kind of a knowledge base. This is however, not the relatively formalized tone and style imposed by Wikipedia. Sentences starting with "I seem to recall" are perfectly welcome here - and articles do not have to be in the descriptive, encyclopedic style Wikipedia enforces. On the contrary, it is preferred that many of the articles be references, guides, helpful hints, suggestions, tutorials and so on.

This English wiki stems from frustration Tore Sinding Bekkedal experienced with adding information to the Norwegian Computer History Society wiki when he realized that his content would only be accessible to those who understood Norwegian.

If you have any information you want to contribute to this wiki, please, do it. We'd much rather remove or modify a dozen potentially unsuited submissions than miss out on a single good one.

We hope this wiki grows into a useful resource for everyone interested in classic computing, no matter what their level of knowedge may be. We realize that there are more specific wikis for Commodore and Amiga and so on, but this is a general wiki for everything related to historical computing; it is meant to be all encompassing.

The current URL is temporary as this is an experiment to see if people will actually make edits and find it useful. If it "catches on" as we suspect it will, Tore will of course register a domain with an appropriate name. The threshold for "catches on" is quite low - as a worst case scenario, this becomes a one-user Content Management System -- Tore & Lucky 16:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)