My development experience has been that collaboration, iteration, and communication lead to better products. To that, we're going to chronicle a lot of the happenings and progress of Collectivus, with some flashbacks thrown in for color.
Quick back story: the Collectivus name was first used as a meta-blog talking about many "hive mind" related topics. I ran from 2003 to early 2005 (I think). It was also an effort to diversify the interests of the site beyond the online mysteries and applying collective brainpower to other subjects.