Using Wiki as PIM for Masters Program
June 27, 2005 10:41 AM Subscribe
I am beginning an Masters program in August, and am looking for a general PC-based information-managing -visualizing solution, perhaps a Wiki.
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I would like a system which will allow me to save and organize my papers, ideas, links, etc., for reference and as a visualization of my mental processes.
I am thinking of using a Wiki as a PIM, and have looked into Instiki, so far. I like it a lot, especially for its simplicity and elegance, but find it somewhat limited in terms of images and other media.
Basically, my ideal solution would have:
- easy editing and cross linking, internal and external (hence the wiki angle)
- good looking output
- user-based permission system, so if I need to work on a project with somebody else I could set up an area of the wiki that they could access/edit. Basic editing should be simple, for the same reason.
- considerable geek-cred, standards-compliance, etc. One of my themes will probably be semantic-web-2.0-insertjargonhere, so the PIM should be part of this.
- backupability, in case my computer catches fire, I would like to be periodically backed up.
- robustness, stability, extensibility and any other positive thing ending in “bility”.
The Masters is in Architecture, so aesthetics (both visual and logical) are important. Ruby- or Python-based would be good, as I am looking to learn both languages in the near future, and will probably be using either SketchUp with Ruby, or Blender with Python, and it would be interesting if I could hook the PIM directly into a 3d environment of some kind. Plus, PHP is ugly.
Has anybody done something like this? Experiences, recommendations, etc., are welcome.