Remember Project Athena, the promised Columbia wiki that was supposed to revolutionize campus life? Right, “barely” was our response, too. That is, until a mysterious i-banker IMed Bwog with the tantalizing info: Project Athena was online, and hosted off campus. We were quickly directed to wikicu.com, the slightly less sonorous realization of the project. While most of the site appears to remain in development, much already seems handy, including endless important links, an events calendar to rival ours (well, in all but wit, of course), and…by Zeus! That’s where all the lavish photos from the old housing website went! Other miscellany includes a swim test schedule and a guide to Spanish verbs.
What to expect? Where is this going? This Spec column from back in September makes one notable suggestion: documenting the horrors that await unsuspecting future residents of Wien.
Meanwhile, over on real-world Wikipedia…
Someone’s been messing with Jester‘s entry. This morning, it read:
“The magazine is known on campus for its completely inept coverage of the scientific community and generally poor quality paper stock.”
As of this evening, it reads:
“The magazine is known on campus for its lackluster understanding of particle physics, frequent misrepresentations of string theory, and fervent hatred toward America.”
One tipster blames the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal. Let the wiki-war begin.