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Friday, July 04, 2008

Hail the Peer-Production Revolution

Yochai Benkler is possibly the man with the most convincing argument for a knowledge work revolution based on the radical change regarding the control of the means of production.

If you have not heard of his thesis developed in wealth of networks you have to watch this TED video. If you know about his work watch this video to re-engage, he is really convincing:

(should the video not work for you go here)


1 comment:

thewavingcat said...

Hey Max, thanks for posting this video, it's awesome. There are another few short videos with Yochai Benkler that Thomas Praus and I shot awhile ago when Yochai was visiting Berlin for the OS4 conference. Of course, they're nowhere as well produced as this TED Talk. But I thought you might enjoy it as well.

Here's one where Yochai explains if, and how, other goods than knowledge and media can be produced by commons-based peer production:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_c_pRSFs34

You can find this one, and three more, on my blog:
http://www.thewavingcat.com/2006/09/15/interview-with-yochai-benkler/