The Talmudic Roots of Hypertext
There is a good old model of collaborative editing
that is about 1800 years old - it's called The Talmud -
and its pages are already hypertextual, and collaboratively
written as well. I think it's worth your time to look at
how a group of people with intellectual interests spread over
time and space negotiated a means for expressing and capturing
the collaborative enterprise of establishing an organic, open-ended
textual tradition and also managed to edit into coherence
a collective, ever-changing vision.
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 13:46:08 -0500
Sender: CyberJournal for Rhetoric and Writing
From: "David H. Porush"
Subject: Re: collaborative editing