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Jaron Lanier Still Alive, and He Likes Human Editors December 20, 2006

Posted by David Card in Media.

This is kind of a hoot. As is the fact it runs in Time magazine. The creator of the dataglove doesn’t like bland mobs and the inherent meanness of anonymous posting…

    All too many entrepreneurs seem to think that if you reduce the human element, the scheme will become more efficient. Instead of asking people to create videos or avatars, which require creativity and commitment, just watch their clicks, have them take surveys, have them tweak collective works, add anonymous, unconsidered remarks, etc. This trend is lousy, in my opinion, because it encourages people to lose themsleves into groupthink.

Can’t say I disagree.

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