Are structured writing and crowd-sourced content on divergent paths, or can you have both? It’s a pretty hot topic right now. Sarah O’Keefe recently tweeted:
Must push XML and structure out to masses and need better tools for that
Linda Urban recently tweeted this:
@finiteattention: The problems of crowdsourced user assistance: http://xkcd.com/979 #ua #techcomm
And most recently, Tom Johnson has blogged about Wiki Culture, Reader/Writer Distinctions, and Divergence from Structured Authoring. No surprise that this is a concern, since structured writing and wikis are two of the hottest trends in technical communication at the moment.