RE: Engineering notebooks?

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From: Jeff Barr (
Date: Fri Dec 01 2000 - 12:43:26 PST

I have used several Wikis that have a "What's New" page organized
by date. There is also a Wiki-over-CVS implementation floating
around somewhere.


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From: Jesse []
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 12:34 PM
To: Karl Anderson
Cc: Jim Whitehead; FoRK
Subject: Re: Engineering notebooks?

Has anyone ever put together history tools for a Wiki? (IE I want to see
what's changed in the last 12 days or "What did the site look like 15 days

On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 11:57:32AM -0800, Karl Anderson wrote:
> "Jim Whitehead" <> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm curious -- for FoRKs who areinvolved in Engineering of some form
> > (hardware, software, etc.)what is your opinion on the use/value of
> > maintaining an engineering lab notebook? I'm about to inherit a
> > engineering project class where there is currently a requirement for
> > maintaining a lab notebook. However, I've never used an engineering
> > notebook, and I know relatively few software developers who do.
> >
> > I personally am more of a pad of paper person, although I have very
> > gone back into these pads after about, say 3 months. Email archives, on
> > other hand, I do consult fairly extensively.
> Wikis are great for this sort of thing - the first artifact of most
> all of our projects at Digital Creations is a ZWiki. Easy to write,
> easy to collaborate. Uses Structured Text, see a recent FoRKthread
> about that kind of thing, which is a great (usually) simple text
> layout/organization format.
> The point is that it's a simple idea, keep it simple & keep it easy,
> don't add features that get in the way of using the tool. So I can
> still slap text into an emacs buffer without thinking very hard, and
> it's there for I and others to reference.
> I hate modelling/diagramming tools, so almost all my models stay on
> whiteboards/paper, that's a drawback, but if I really cared I'd scan
> them in, at least.
> --
> Karl Anderson

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