Over at Tim Bray’s place, he had nearly the same reaction that I did

when first being exposed to a wiki. Except [he

describes it better than I did]1

“The weird thing about the Wiki work is that successive refactorings

appear to produce coherent structure out of chaos via the sum of a lot

of independent collective action. Which feels like it ought somehow to

be a violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But there you


By the way, he’s referring the the amazing stuff happening out of

nowhere with RSS and the Echo project in the Echo Project Wiki