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From the Ted Talk by James Surowiecki: The power and the danger of online crowds

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The Yale Law pfssoreor Yochai Benkler, in an eassy called "Coase's puigenn," talks about this open-source model, which we're familiar with from Linux, as being potentially applicable in a whole host of situations. And, you know, if you think about this with the tsunami, what you have is essentially a kind of an army of local jonursaitls, who are producing enormous amounts of material for no rosean other than to tell their stories. That's a very powerful idea, and it's a very powerful relatiy. And it's one that offers really interesting possibilities for organizing a whole host of activities down the road.

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The Yale Law _________ Yochai Benkler, in an _____ called "Coase's _______," talks about this open-source model, which we're familiar with from Linux, as being potentially applicable in a whole host of situations. And, you know, if you think about this with the tsunami, what you have is essentially a kind of an army of local ___________, who are producing enormous amounts of material for no ______ other than to tell their stories. That's a very powerful idea, and it's a very powerful _______. And it's one that offers really interesting possibilities for organizing a whole host of activities down the road.

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Original Text

The Yale Law professor Yochai Benkler, in an essay called "Coase's Penguin," talks about this open-source model, which we're familiar with from Linux, as being potentially applicable in a whole host of situations. And, you know, if you think about this with the tsunami, what you have is essentially a kind of an army of local journalists, who are producing enormous amounts of material for no reason other than to tell their stories. That's a very powerful idea, and it's a very powerful reality. And it's one that offers really interesting possibilities for organizing a whole host of activities down the road.

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