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VMs: Voynich Wiki (was: VMS rant)
Nick Pelling wrote:
The problem is that, to the extent that we are a *community* united by
a common goal, we have two (often conflicting) priorities:
(1) specialisation - searching out more detailed information, through
cross-reference & analysis
(2) generalisation - making the insights and observations (from (1))
accessible to all
Clearly, the more specialised our research becomes, the more difficult
it well be to reconcile these two - and to the degree that
Voynichology is an *accumulative endeavour*, this is probably inevitable.
In view of this long-term downward slope, perhaps we should consider
some kind of collaborational / technological solution, so that we can
continue to accumulate ideas in a useful way - kind of like an online
Voynich dictionary / encyclopaedia that we can (all) constantly add to.
What we need is a Wiki. A Wiki is a special sort of website geared for
the collaboration of cooperative groups like this. The pages are trivial
to create, and anyone can edit any page. If you do a web search for
"wiki", or "wiki wiki web", you'll see many in action. With a word or
two of interest, I can set one up for us.
"In Nederlands, homosexuality is treated the same way as
heterosexuality. In what Islamic country does this happen?"
-- Pim Fortuyn