Pattern language

Hehe, love this “wiki” in quotation marks, still way to go to real mainstream adoption I guess, whatever Gartner says. But hey, this Studio 360 podcast with Christopher Alexnder is a good listen (mp3). Found via Victor.

His groundbreaking book A Pattern Language urged architects consider emotional and spiritual ideas when designing. It was the beginning of an elaborate, nuts-and-bolts philosophical system. Alexander failed to revolutionize the practice of architecture, but he inspired a movement in computer programming that affects how all of us use the Web. Studio 360’s Lu Olkowski talked to the architect and some of his disciples, including “wiki” inventor Ward Cunningham.

Some notes by me on Wikipatterns over at my consultants blog.

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