Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Google has opened up their beta of Knol, a web site written by people who know things for people who want to know more. In a nutshell, it's a place to share knowledge. And I like it.

I just finished reading "How to backpack, starting from scratch," by a software engineer named Ryan Moulton. He's in his 20s and has been backpacking since he was eight years old, so he has some real, personal knowledge to share. And it's very useful knowledge, at that. An added "plus" of the article is that it contains a number of very nice panoramas from backpacking locations shot by the author.

Toilet clogs, lawn care, a wide variety of medical topics, you name it: People with domain knowledge may have written about it. Where there's not an article (or two or three), someone who has the knowledge can sign right in with their Google account ID and start writing.

This is cool stuff, nice interface (with a few little flaws that I am sure will get worked out). Worth your time to check out.

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