In this business, we tend to use a lot of words that many people have never heard of. Why would you know the vocabulary of Japanese antiques, or pertaining to Carpets hand tied by tribes in the mountains of Morocco? We thought there should be a place for people to learn about some of these things. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce Wiki Wednesdays.
Wiki Wednesdays will be like our version of Wikipedia. We will use it to define terms that are used commonly in our industry, many of them with foreign decent. Lets start with our title itself.
Most of us think “Wikipedia” or “Wikileaks” when we hear this word, and this is correct. Wiki was introduced to the masses in 1995 by computer programmer Ward Cunningham. Ward first used the word in naming”WikiWikiWeb”, a collaborative computer software he created.
However, many people are unaware that Wiki, or Wikiwiki is actually a Hawaiian word meaning “Quick” or “Fast”.
Here are some examples of Wiki being used in modern day Hawaiian culture