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Monday, August 17, 2009

Army Suggests that Field Manuals be Wikis

From Slashdot: In some ways this is not surprising. The US military is very good at standardizing input. And yet, a Wiki is a means of doing this in a very non-standard way. The combination of these two directions might be a way to get wikis to be more common in the enterprise.

' ... The NY Times reports that the [US] Army began encouraging its personnel — from the privates to the generals — to go online and collaboratively rewrite seven of the field manuals that give instructions on all aspects of Army life, using the same software behind Wikipedia .... '
Update: Related, on open source textbook production.

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