> what I would rather see is a live document (e.g. a Wiki) ...
I also think this is a great idea. Wasn't there already an IA Wiki?
Seems to be dead now. http://www.iawiki.org/
Seeing as I never used it, either, there must have been something
wrong with it. What was it? Too little promotion? Not enough
participation? Bad IA? As I recall it was loaded up with content at
the beginning and rarely updated.
One problem is that our community might not be big enough to reliably
and continually generate rich content. Wikipedia's top 500
contributors write 50% of their content, but only comprise a tiny
fraction of their audience. In our world, that means we'll need to
rely on only maybe a dozen people to maintain a healthy Wiki. The IA
Wiki model, then, would need to attract participation at a much
higher level, I think.
The concept, again, seems great. Maybe it really just needs the
rubric of an org like IxDA to work.