Crowdsourcing is Older Than Feudalism

Posted by Sappho on December 4th, 2012 filed in Books


From Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian Wars:

Ladders were made to match the height of the enmy’s wall, which they measured by the layers of bricks, the side turned towards them not being thoroughly washed. These were counted by many persons at once; and though some might miss the right calculation, most would hit upon it, particularly as they counted over and over again …


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