• • • Ayn Rand and The Crowd
Bonnie Thomas, KQED - Perspectives Atlas Shrugged |Individualism |Paul Ryan |Audio | I can’t help but wonder what Ayn Rand would have to say about the phenomenon of crowdsourcing where the work product comes from an undefined group of (pardon my language, Ayn) volunteers? Crowdsourcing is the process of tapping the collective for ideas. Turns out, the collective offers them up like gumballs, asks little or nothing in return, and before you know it we have wonderful things like Apache Software and Wikipedia. The Internet Age shows us that what Ayn Rand would call an irrational force -- the desire to serve -- rocks!