tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12753102.post114369961006099918..comments2024-07-31T18:19:19.149-04:00Comments on Ben's Journal: Wisdom Of Crowds - the quick versionBen Simonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09833753747177544979noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12753102.post-1143835179984521762006-03-31T14:59:00.000-05:002006-03-31T14:59:00.000-05:00Christian --That's exactly it. In fact, this is e...Christian --<BR/><BR/>That's exactly it. In fact, this is essentially the first example used in the book.<BR/><BR/>What's so neat though is that this notion goes beyond this toy exercise. It can actually be used to solve real world problems.Ben Simonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09833753747177544979noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12753102.post-1143821434090876772006-03-31T11:10:00.000-05:002006-03-31T11:10:00.000-05:00Is this the same theory as jellybean counting? As...Is this the same theory as jellybean counting? Ask 1,000 people how many jellybeans are in a jar, and you’ll get absurd answers like 10 and 10 million, and you’ll get everything in between, but if you average them up, you’re likely to come close to right answer. I’ve heard it said that a group, collectively, is smarter than its smartest members.<BR/><BR/>ChristianAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12753102.post-1143703678757086802006-03-30T02:27:00.000-05:002006-03-30T02:27:00.000-05:00Hey! A link to the blog! How great!BTW, you do get...Hey! A link to the blog! How great!<BR/><BR/>BTW, you do get most everything of value out of the book in the podcast. The book has a bunch more examples which are great for anecdotes but the ideas are all there in the talk.Gavin Purcellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03184951297861495069noreply@blogger.com