writes: "A Word fan at Ars Technia has declares death of Word and the rise of Wikis. He completely missed the point of Word Perfect, the OOXML ISO scandal and many other things but there's one thing he did not miss, the typical document flow at most companies sucks life in a way that Wikis fix perfectly.
People keep doing [passing poorly revisioned Word docs in email and storing them in random network locations], but it is an astoundingly awful way to work.
I chose MediaWiki, the open-source software that powers Wikipedia. It was relatively easy to install on a virtual Linux server. ... The real win, however, was that everyone started using it. One day you wake up and everything is on a wiki somewhere. How did that happen? It happens in much the same way as typewriters suddenly disappearedbecause a better alternative arrived. Wordand I know I'll be attacked for saying thisis the new typewriter.
Welcome to the obvious. Print is dead, replaced by easy to use, concurrently editable, well revisioned and easily searched electronic document systems that cost next to nothing to set up. The read write web Lee Berners first imagined is here."