For all the people who have suggested that wikis and other open source, read-write web tools are not stable/reliable enough for educators to use, try this on for size.

The producers of a new $30 million movie (Lucky Number Sleven) used a wiki hosted at JotSpot to track the production and financing of their film. While there’s the matter of coordinating people in four locations in North America and Europe, consider the paper savings.

Here’s a fun ode to dead trees: A typical independently financed movie produces a collection of contracts and documents close to a foot and half high.

I wonder how many trees our overly large school district kills every year.

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