Monday, November 16, 2009

Quitwiki

What if there was a wiki, a kind of DIY site that specifically concentrated on quitting services, products, etc. while preserving the value obtained from those services, products, etc.   I guess the basic idea is to pool collective knowledge to lower switching costs for products and services.

For instance, if I want to stop using Quicken to manage my money (maybe to switch to Mint.com, or to just use spreadsheets), then I could go to this "Quitwiki" to find out about how to ensure the highest level of data portability, potential compatibility issues, etc.  I think one of the main things it would need to provide is tools for conversion and access to file formats, APIs, and other tools like that.

A picture of IEC Table rotations

I have always struggled with a mental picture to help understand how rotation directions work in IEC table coordinates.  As we were looking...