John Abbe+Image

Been seeking software that empowers people and links what we want linked most of my adult life. In the late 90s and early 00s i started to research more, learned some modern languages (Perl/Python), wrote up some notes, and got very interested in wiki and tagging among other things.

After some great conversations with Ethan and Lewis pre- and early in Decko (Wagn at the time) development, they asked me to join the project. I leapt at the chance — intertwingularity for the masses! I helped make some websites with Decko (including my own), collaborated on the early software Design, did a ton of ticketing & testing, some consult to people using it, training Wagneer, writing Documentation, doing Demonstrations, etc. in the mid-2000s.

Now in 2021, catching back up and seeing what's next.


I've offered a few blurbs about Wagn. It scratches some long-running itches of mine, about what i believe can be done with computers & networks, e.g., smoothing the path between user & coder, freedom & structure, and generally making it possible to organize information so that it shows up wherever it's relevant. Two Wagns i'm quite involve with are Pattern Language of Group Process and the Process Arts wiki.


Eager for more InterWiki!







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Or feel free to leave me a note here:

i need help

sorry,my english is not good.


i hope you can know what i said


title is chinese have some wrong.


i have diffrent chinese title name but it show :


Rats. Issue with 快速的积分 card:


NAME: must be unique-- A card named '孙志鹏' already exists

  --roc (Not signed in).....Fri May 28 00:16:39 -0700 2010

if you can help me please write some in your wiki

i will see your wiki again

  --roc (Not signed in).....Fri May 28 00:25:33 -0700 2010

I don't think we handle Chinese for the names of cards - yet.

  --John Abbe.....Fri May 28 18:13:34 -0700 2010

We do now!

  --John Abbe.....Fri Feb 11 07:53:08 -0800 2011

John, I (for one) would be delighted if you joined me (us) here - as soon as you wish.

  --cquin.....Thu Mar 10 02:22:11 -0800 2011


John Abbe

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--John Abbe.....2016-01-12 05:54:47 +0000