Archive for June 30th, 2008

Ten thousand things you didn’t know

| June 30, 2008 | 3 Replies
Ten thousand things you didn’t know

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are about ten thousands words’ worth of photos for you. A few months ago, I bought a small camera that I try to take everywhere I go. The plan was to make myself look more careful at the world around me, which I actually do […]

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The Wisdom of Crowds and the crowds within us

| June 30, 2008 | 7 Replies
The Wisdom of Crowds and the crowds within us

In an article entitled “The Crowd Within,” The Economist has commented on some recent work that has expanded on the earlier and well-publicized counter-intuitive findings of James Surowiecki, author of “The Wisdom of Crowds” (2005). Surowiecki found that the aggregated guesses of non-experts were often startlingly accurate. The averaged guesses of non-expert crowds were often […]

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