Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:53 UTC
In the News Forbes has an interesting article that attempts to push Crowdsourcing off its pedestal by pointing out that "crowds" don't actually invent or create anything; individuals do. What the crowdsourcing phenomenon does is put an opportunity in front of a large number of people, some of whom may be uniquely suited to solve a particular problem or achieve a particular goal. The article goes on to discuss Open Source Software, and points out that Open Source's success isn't because of crowds of anonymous people, but the largely the efforts of identifiable virtuosos.
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Hogwash
by eydaimon on Tue 29th Sep 2009 16:47 UTC
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Sure, and there's no forest, we have only trees. A forest is an intangible concept. But what difference does it make? You still need the input of the masses. One individual can not do the job of many.

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