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  •  Currently, we're a 'marketplace' of ideas (3+ / 0-)
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    webranding, GreyHawk, oceanview

    That's what Chris's diary is all about - with kos's imprimatur therein.

    Question is: Is that the best way to go?

    Secondarily, if people don't know that DK action is based on an algorithm - as I didn't before yesterday - does it make a difference?

    [And thirdly, there will always be the OPOLs who will scream "You guys made a decision while I was in the bathroom! No fair!" If credit/blame cannot be assigned to 'the algorithm', what is the cost of the blowhardry? Tolerable?]

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:01:45 AM PDT

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    •  One Of The Best Books I've Read (4+ / 0-)

      in the last decade is the Wisdom of Crowds. Been thinking of posting it here for the last hour or so.

      I am dumbing this down a little, but the thought process, now called "crowd sourcing" is you can take a world renowned expert and pit them against a group of 20 "average" people, and the "average" people when presented with a problem have better ideas.

      I thought of this cause you wrote this:

      You guys made a decision while I was in the bathroom! No fair!
      Look we have all worked within groups. We don't always get our way. IMHO as long as I have a chance to make my point, if you don't agree, well I stop bitching and get on board.

      If what I think we should do doesn't happen and we fail, I might say, "I TOLD YOU SO," but that is it.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:12:55 AM PDT

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    •  Doesn't make a difference (2+ / 0-)
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      Clem Yeobright, GreyHawk

      If based on a human entity making decisions, then the human is biased.  If based on an algorithm making decisions, then the algorithm is biased.

      The left and the right are no different in that most people decide on the preferred outcome then come up with the reasoning to get them to the place they want to end up.

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