This message could just as well have been sent
by email, newsgroup, or posted on the wiki.
In fact, I composed it on the wiki,
and then copied it to email.
Similarly, gatewaying of newsgroups and mailing lists
Similarly, lots of email messages start off wiki threads.
My point is that composing such a message first on
one "medium" (if you call email, wiki, news separate media)
and then copying or linking it to a different medium
is a pain. It's an extra step.
I'd like, when composing such a message, to have a
list of media that I want it to go out onto:
buttons for Email (which expands to to addresses, etc.),
newsgroups (list), wiki (with wiki title).
...of course, I added this text to my email
- I'll now go and copy it back to the wiki.
Oh, yeah - it's a pain that wiki formatting
doesn't cut and paste to email...
This is related to Noun-Verb Ordering, in that you must first select what to do ("add to wiki", "send email", "post to blog") before you state what to do it with (your writing). As to formatting, better to work in the most versatile format possible and have the system gracefully downgrade to wiki, ascii, etc. when you drag and drop.