##Mission: Turn Aha! moments into intuition-first articles
Let’s find a workflow to move from a request, to a discussion about Aha! moments, to a full article.
The core steps:
Request a topic: What’s a topic you want to understand? A meal you’d like to eat? Use similar title in Wikipedia, such as
Gather ingredients and discuss: Let’s reply with the Aha! moments that seem to work. What tastes good? Capture ideas from the community and wash/cut/refine them in replies.
Assemble the article: Choose the ingredients you like, and cook them into an article with your personal flair.
- Easy: just make a suggestion for a topic
- Casual: Reply with your Aha! moments on a topic, or resources that are helpful
- Involved: Cook up your own explanation from these ingredients
How is this different? (i.e., not Wikipedia?)
Teaching is about what you leave out, not what you contribute. A 10,000-word diatribe scares away newcomers but More Detail is Better ™ on Wikipedia.
- What’s the Minimum Viable Intuition that builds understanding and enthusiasm?
- Separate the core article from flurry of possible insights
Have a voice. Collaborative writing mixes perspectives, which removes a cohesive point of view. (Quick: name a beautiful, collaboratively-written poem or novel). The community is great for finding ingredients: let each chef combine them to their taste.
A few ideas, let’s see if we can prioritize them:
P0: Must have
- Suggest new topics
- Reply and communicate about Aha! moments
- Create collaboration area for articles
P1: Good to have
- Aha moments on a per-article basis
- Have short, 140-character tweet-able insights. (Imaginary numbers: multiplication is rotation). These can be individually commented-on, voted-on, and refined.
P2: Nice to have
- Host comments for existing posts
- Q&A for existing blog posts
- Colorized versions of popular equations? Can we collaboratively fill this out and get great examples of what these equations means?