What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects) (13 tags)
Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages of a wiki is so easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this article using a wiki, as they did their book, Mind Hacks.
LaTeX: It's Not Just for Academia, Part 2 (12 tags)
In Part 1 of this two-article series, Kevin O'Malley introduced you to the popular installations of LaTeX for Mac OS X. Here in Part 2 he takes you inside document creation and shows you how to accomplish basic writing tasks.
The New Freshman Comp (8 tags)
In Jon Udell's latest column, he talks about screencasting, a subgenre of film that tell stories about the limited--but growing--slice of our lives that is mediated by software. Jon explains how your coding instincts can help you become a better writer, which in turn can help you in creating audiovisual narratives for screencasting. Speech and video, says Jon, should join writing and editing as the new freshman comp.
What We're Doing When We Blog (7 tags)
Many journalists who write about the blogging phenomenon miss some of the key elements of this medium. Meg Hourihan, a respected blogger herself, discusses both the structure and the intent of weblogging ... just to set the record straight.
An Interview with Cory Doctorow (6 tags)
Cory Doctorow fits the old adage: "Need something done? Ask a busy person." The European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a co-editor of Boing Boing, and a renowned science fiction writer, Cory is also on tap to speak at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference. In this interview, Cory talks about his latest book and his work as a science fiction writer.