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Yochai Benkler & Open Source Economics

I listen to quite a lot of Ted Talks, generally at work while I’m doing some sort of mindless data-entry task, and today this one really intrigued and interested me.  It’s about collaborative online projects (like Wikipedia, peer to peer networking, the Open Directory Project, etc.) and their impact on organization, possession, economics, and competition.  He talks about how normal individual people are massing together to cooperate on a given project, leveling the playing field with corporate giants who are doing the same thing with comparatively zero cost.

Anyone interested in how the internet will change the world, you should listen to this.

 

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