Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The ignorance of Crowds?

I have been hooked, as have many others, on the potential of harnessing the power of mass collaboration as touted in Wikinomics, in which authors Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams argue that peer production can help businesses “take innovation and wealth creation to new levels.” ( see my Thoughts Illustrated: Network Innovation - a lesson from Apple. )

"Not neccesarily so" says Nicholas Carr in this thoughtful article from ManyWorlds:
"The open source (peer production) model can play an important role
in innovation, but know its limitations."
"The bazaar should be defined by diversity,
but the cathedral should be defined by talent."
To see what Carr means by this important distinction link here: - The Knowledge Network for Thought Leaders on Business Strategy, Innovation and Futures.

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