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Short Stories About Tiny Tasks: the Microtask Book

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

Since we began writing this blog in late 2009, crowdsourcing had grown from a little known concept into the core of a respectable, mainstream industry (in spite of all our efforts to be rebellious and disruptive).

We had many goals for the blog when we started it. Along with making us look cool, we hoped it would chart the rise of the crowdsourcing industry. One day, we …

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Michael S Hart: a man of many words

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As people everywhere continue to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs (mainly by buying yet another iPhone ), spare a thought for another recently departed tech visionary: Michael S Hart .

Like Jobs, Hart was a pioneer amongst geeks. Way back in 1971 (when “the Internet” had a grand total of 100 users) Hart founded Project Gutenberg , a non-profit enterprise to “encourage …

Tags: crowd crowdsourcing E-book google Google Books Hart iPhone Michael Hart microwork Project Gutenberg Steve Jobs

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Of Maps and Men: is Apple relying on us to fix the iPhone 5?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As a long-time Apple Fanboy, I’ve done my fair share of preaching from the book of Jobs. But since He passed away/ascended into heaven, many people have been wondering if Apple can continue to delight the world with groundbreaking products. The iPhone 5 was a crucial test for the new leaders of the world’s most valuable company. So far the results have been less than …

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It’s finally here. But does it live up to expectations?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

On Wednesday last week, after two years of increasingly feverish rumors and speculation, the wait was finally over. All over the world, people stopped what they were doing and tuned in to find out whether it could possibly live up to the hype.

The answer, my friends, is an emphatic “yes.”

Slim enough to fit in your bag, visually stunning and packing a real punch under …

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Crowdfunding the future: Mad science, bad science, and the Tesla Museum

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As the original mad scientist, Nikola Tesla has been a source of inspiration to geeks of all types for over a century. The Serbian-American electro-wizard transformed the world with his development of alternating current (and inspired direct current supporter Thomas Edison to electrocute an elephant ), before vanishing into madness and obscurity.

If you’re interested in …

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