Wiki enters the OED

I don’t know how I missed it but the OED this month decided to include the word ‘wiki’ as a noun. Not before time but it does give the wiki concept more legitimacy in the wider world view.

Amber Macarthur’s weekly videocast,, mentioned this briefly, but for the full information I am grateful to a blog entry from The Register. This is unusual for me as I find the The Register totally over the top with wild predictions that grab headlines but fail to materialise.

Some other technology-related words now in the OED for March 2007 are: malware, undelete, virtualise, and zip.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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