I had buzzed around the wiki flower for a while, and then pollinated the free-encyclopedia flower.
The more I thought about it, without even having seen a wiki, the more it seemed obviously right.
Consequently, there were soon scores of wiki sites as well as open-source improvements to his software.
There are several other things in the wiki vs. doctors article to quibble about, which the authors generously note.
In his version of the story, he then convinced Wales to try the wiki approach.
The digital-age crisis is a “wiki” phenomenon; its author, editor, and crisis manager is everybody.
It then dawned on Sanger, he claimed, that a wiki could be used to help solve the problems he was having with Nupedia.
So he named his Web pages and the software that ran them wikiwikiWeb, wiki for short.
"Don't just throw up a wiki and hope that something miraculous will happen," he wrote in an email.
The wiki summary here is good, and you can go read other sources if you'd like.
a collaborative Web site set up to allow user editing and adding of content
1995; < Hawaiian wiki wiki quick
web page that can be edited by browsers, by 2002, abstracted from names of such sites (e.g. Wikipedia, launched January 2001), the original being WikiWikiWeb, introduced and named by Ward Cunningham in 1995, from Hawaiian wikiwiki "fast, swift."