WabiSabi started as an attempt to see just how little one can get away with, both in terms of features and of code size. Turns out, a lot can be done with very little. For example, conventional wisdom holds that stateless wiki parsers can only implement a simplistic syntax. WabiSabi proves the contrary, with a 70-line stateless parser that offers most of the syntax from much larger wikis, and is extensible on top of that.
Many people on the original wiki discussed wiki technology -- the most obvious were new features that "obviously need to be added"; but some people found it more interesting to simplify the software and see what features that could be left out. (For example, the shortest wiki contest ). However, such wiki-on-wiki meta-discussion is off-topic on the original wiki; which led to such discussion being deleted and lost forever :-( or pushed to some other wiki -- such as the WabiSabi website (not to be confused with the WabiSabi WikiEngine ).