Wikis to Supplant BBSs in Teamspaces

Wikis will have an important role in teamspaces. They're a very easy way to share thoughts and plans, especially when people want to cooperatively edit them.

Today, many teamspaces use hierarchic public folders for this, and wikis aren't popular. However, for most types of communications, wikis are more natural than bulletin boards, and should replace public folders.

Wikis may not entirely supplant public folders -- hierarchic folders have some useful, highly structured aspects, such as automatic threading and access control. Some wikis are evolving to provide access control, though.

... David Ferris

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