16 Sep 2006

The Idiocy of Crowds

David H. Freedman in Inc.com on the primacy of groups and teamwork in the age of instant messaging, wikis, social networking sites, and videoconferencing on cell phones:

"The effectiveness of groups, teamwork, collaboration, and consensus is largely a myth. In many cases, individuals do much better on their own. Our bias toward groups is counterproductive. And the technology of ubiquitous connectedness is making the problem worse."

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