Posted on January 24, 2007 Under Life

Melding ideas present in Wikipedia, The Anarchist’s Cookbook, and principles of environmental responsibility, Howtopedia was set up by a Swiss nonprofit organization as a wiki-style do-it-youself “collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies, (i.e. technologies that require no complex machine, that are easily explainable and usable by individuals or small communities) for a sustainable and ecological future.” Somewhat analogous to the new industrial revolution I wrote about recently, the folks behind Howtopedia “are convinced that sharing low-tech know-how across borders and organisations is essential for an independent and self-sufficient form of sustainable development.” Their library of wiki articles has grown in number to 169 (as I write this), and I look forward to monitoring the growth of this forward-looking wiki application.

Via WorldChanging