Howard Cunningham, creator of wiki software and the world’s first wiki web site (WikiWikiWeb), came up with the name after being told to take the ‘Wiki Wiki Shuttle’ at the Honolulu airport. “Wiki” means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki site is still up and running at the server of his software consultancy firm, Cunningham & Cunningham.
Computer generated bitmap graphics were first produced at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. In fact, a number of computer related technologies and inventions have come out from PARC including Ethernet, GUI, and even the personal computer. [more...]