B.L.Ochman nicely summarizes the debate between Jason Calacanis and Mike Arrington over crowdsourcing.
By the way, where do you think that $1,000 money come from? – business model, I mean. I understand this is one way of paying the producers, but what then was the problem when Seth Godin of Squidoo tried to incentivise the lensmasters with the referral program? I remember both Jason and Mike responded negatively to the annoucement. Probably there is a difference between paying for the good bookmarking work and paying for the refferal. I don’t know.