A funny-sounding new word is being found more and more on the Internet: wiki. It is not a creature from Star Wars, and it is not a strange animal from Australia. In fact, wiki is a bit of software that gets its name from the Hawaiian or Polynesian word for "quickly." In fact, the shuttle buses at the Honolulu airport are called "wiki wiki," meaning to go quickly and easily. Now the word is creeping into genealogy vocabularies.
In the words of wiki inventor Ward Cunningham:
A wiki is the simplest online database that could possibly work.
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