June 1st, 2010

In reference to the practice of crowdsourcing, viagra buy click ¬†Shiv Singh, discount viagra viagra social media lead at Razorfish¬† said , “At [its heart it’s] a very powerful theoretical concept. It’s driven by the proven concept that a large group of people is better than a single expert.”

I guess somebody forgot to tell Einstein, T.S. Elliot, Alexander Graham Bell, Tim Berners Lee, Beethoven, Thomas Alva Edison, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (two guys do not a crowd make) that they would have been better off inviting a bunch of strangers to invent relativity or create Google.

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  • 1. Rustmeister  |  June 1st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Crowds are about the dumbest things made by man.

  • 2. Billiam  |  June 1st, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Crowds. Another name for the mob. Hmm. Mobs generally make piss poor decisions.

  • 3. BobG  |  June 1st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Most of the time group IQ is equal to that of the least intelligent member divided by the number of people in the group.

    “One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.”
    – Edward Abbey

  • 4. John Foust  |  June 1st, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Better at some tasks, perhaps, and better perhaps in the sense of lower cost or more dynamic.

    Einstein came to novel conclusions, indeed, but he was trying to address questions raised by others, in both experiment and theory. Brin and Page were smart enough to realize they couldn’t compete with Yahoo’s human-driven search index of that time, and saw the potential in the way the Web created its own pretty good sense of “page rank” although Google subsequently spent a great deal of money and effort to out-smart the web’s pests who tried to game the system to improve their page rank.


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