From the start, ARK has been about providing systems that are flexible enough to accommodate real world systems rather than an attempt to invent new and ever more rigid systems. In the argument about paper vs digital recording systems, we sit firmly on the fence, insisting that the two worlds must co-exist.
Use the services available to us in the best way we can.
Similarly, in terms of software development, we take a hybrid approach preferring to offer ARK output up to other content management systems such as blogging software or online collaboration suites. In this way we don’t waste our time re-inventing complex software and instead we profit from all those hours of development time that have made Mediawiki, Textpattern, WordPress or Google Documents so successful.