Archive for December, 2008

December 5, 2008

Collective Intelligence

Movements like Top Coder and open source lead us to believe that the intelligence of a group is greater than the sum of its individuals.

I tend to believe this is true, but the problem is that it’s difficult to see the scenarios for which this is not true.

How about when a team comes to the wrong conclusion because the one person who was right was out-voted?
Or the many disciplines that require focus and discipline over a long period of time? Those kind of projects can be more likely to succeed with fewer people.

December 3, 2008

The Truth About Apple and Steve Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/02/the-simpsons-mocks-steve_n_147789.html

December 1, 2008

The Default Gift Ideas

Every year, someone gives me a gift who I didn’t get one for.  It’s inevitable.

So I am starting to keep my “default gift” – which is a gift I buy about 20 of and keep around in case someone gives me a gift and I need to reciprocate.

This year I am making t-shirts with some of those one-liners I came up with during the year but forgot about.