By Conor Lastowka, Josh Fruhlinger

Do you want aid telling the adaptation among a Renaissance Pope and an oracular octopus? do you want information on what beside the point physique elements the attendees at Wing Bowl disclose to each other? do you want an accounting of which videos within the Air Bud sequence include the fewest fart jokes? thankfully, these kinds of evidence are lovingly recorded on Wikipedia, hence pleasant the desires of generations of students who labored in the direction of a compendium of the world’s most important details.

But how are you going to locate those information, hidden as they're between uninteresting proof approximately technology and background and stuff? worry now not: for almost years, the web publication [Citation wanted] has sifted during the better of Wikipedia's Worst Writing. 1000 entries later, Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger have handpicked over 2 hundred in their favourite examples of putrid prose and picked up them right here. each one access positive factors hilarious observation from the authors, yet they're convinced you'll already be guffawing by the point you get to it.

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"Wikipedia has lengthy been my favourite resource of doubtful scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and complicated recaps of comedian books in lengthy run-on sentences. it's not in basic terms that this fabric comes in handy to a author of pretend minutiae. there's additionally a wierd excitement that is available in witnessing very undesirable writing and thinking about on the human brain that conceives it, and why that brain is so preoccupied with the drama behind the curtain of condo celebration four. i'm simply pleased that I now have the easiest of the worst, all hilariously annotated by way of Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all sure in a single non-internet quantity such that i will be able to take pleasure in those bits of grim, awkward human poetry with no feeling tempted to get right into a large on-line struggle over the load of Mr. Belvedere." -John Hodgman

"You are not stunned to find lots of Wikipedia’s worst writing comes from entries with nerdy topics, contain Care Bears (and their suspect genders), grownup Diaper fetishes, strange assumptions approximately He-Man characters, and extra. I’m confident Topless robotic readers will love the hell out of it...Frulinger and Lastowka are usually not approximately as mean-spirited as i'm and approximately 5 million instances funnier. The publication is offered right here at Amazon for $11. when you have a Kindle, the publication is just $1, that's the main absurd leisure price I’ve visible in particularly a few time." -Rob Bricken, ToplessRobot.com

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6. Collaborative Workflow Management It is interesting to note that the web technology on one hand has been used to develop web-based supports for group work and workflow management, and on the other hand it is suffering an inherent limitation in workflow management itself. The web technology has been applied to develop web-based collaborative workflow management systems. GSWeb (GroupSystem for the Web) provides an environment for group coordination and a suite of collaborative tools (Romano et al, 1998).

Much of the decision- making is accomplished by the individual participants, with or without the help of computerised DSS. One example of web-based CSCW is GroupSystems Web (Romano et al, 1998). It is an HTML/JavaScript web-based Group Support System. It provides an environment for group coordination and a suite of collaborative tools. The environment builds upon the GroupSystem concept, which provides a computer for each participant, software for each task, a public screen to focus attention, a network to share information, access to external data at anytime, at any place supports and extends that concept to provide support for distributed collaboration.

The metaphor of blackboard has been introduced for computer aided collaborative problem solving (Nii, 1986). In fact, it has also been used to support computer aided collaborative product development (Laliberty et al, 1996). Sending and getting data to and from the common working memory are an issue for further investigation. 6. Collaborative Workflow Management It is interesting to note that the web technology on one hand has been used to develop web-based supports for group work and workflow management, and on the other hand it is suffering an inherent limitation in workflow management itself.

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