It has always been our vision to build a wikipedia of checklists to get things done. Today it launches. Welcome to azing.org.
A long time ago, in a country far, far away, the iJungleboy (Daniel Mettler) grew up as a missionary kid. The jungles of Indonesia provided ample time and a bible translation computer, on which he learned to program.
Then he came to Switzerland and instead of getting a real education, he founded a company called 2sic to create awesome websites.
But dark omens were on the horizon: it was really hard to manage a company, train people and ensure that know-how flowed to ensure great results.
So he had to improvise, and developed a wikipedia/checklist/e-form hybrid. With this, his team was able to create interlinked instructions for getting things done.
It was like programming - just with checklists instead of procedures.
So the team went on to create over 300 checklists, and 2sic thrived. But it wasn't possible to share the solution with others, because it was quick and dirty. So he went on to create version II and III, but they still were not good enough. Now version IV is out, and it's ready :)
Episode IV: A New Hope
The new system is now called azing.org. It's a public wikipedia of checklists where people can create instructions to get anything done right.
It lets you write normal text to create instructions, just like using Word. Any bulleted lists automatically become checkboxes, images are automatically resized and links to other checklists automatically open up that checklist when you need it.
We believe it will change the world - because it's a revolutionary way to spread knowledge. Instead of writing how things function, it provides checklists and e-forms to let people get things done.
When a novel step like "make sure you have super-user permissions" confuses the user, a sub-checklist will guide him to the solution. And when a step like "Install DNN on your PC" is challenging, it will open an nvisionative checklist which will guide the user through installing NvQuickSite and using it. And that checklist will contain a SQL installation checklist. And so on.
Here some examples:
- My personal travel/pack checklist, which I'll use for DNN Connect
- A 2sic checklist to set up developer workstations
- This checklist explains how to install 2sxc - from ensuring you get the right file in github, all the way to follow-up work
- This (German) checklist shows how to plan and execute a photo-shoot, starting with a professional briefing and going through all kinds of decisions and steps to ensure it's really great.
Introduction Video May-4th
I created a special video to celebrate today - may the 4th be with you :)
With Love for the World
We love open sharing and hope you'll embrace it. Please try it out, check out one of the public catalogs, then sign in and give it a try yourself. We'll publish more checklists in days to come.
Love from Switzerland,