Friday, January 23, 2009

Group estimates

The average of many peoples' estimates is better than an expert's estimate.

Interestingly, the many estimates by one individual is almost as good.
(See: The Economist, from a long time ago)

So I'm happy not writing down every good idea that I come accross or dream up, because I feel that if it's really good, it'll come up again, and in other places and contexts.

So people collaborating on {books, projects, etc}
should produce better work than individuals.

People all together sometimes do things that none of them aim to, or can.

Again, collaboration leads to new places.
Now we have books written by large, un-regulated, amorphous groups. Will this be better than the alternative?
Books | Global Text Project

I belive so.

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