IT: Technology, Language, and Culture


Jeremy Ruston, using nothing more than HTML, CSS and Javascript, has created TiddlyWiki, which he describes as “an experimental microcontent WikiWiki.” Well, yes, but what’s really cool is that TiddlyWiki works from the desktop. It’s all locally driven from the browser. Sure, there are some minor awkwardnesses, like saving, but all in all this is just plain nifty. It’s also very cleverly designed specifically for microcontent, or snippets of text.

TiddlyWiki strikes me as an interesting possibility for a Dashboard gadget. The Digital Librarian points out, quite rightly, that TiddlyWiki has enormous potential as a way of annotating the web, especially when used cooperatively with a bookmarking system like Unalog.