Comments on: Think Friday – The Wetware Grid Raising The Eight Bar Thu, 10 May 2012 17:04:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: linda Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:37:13 +0000 this site you can leavI really aggree with you Barry. I m working for a similar kind of company called WiseTypist We also offer the similar service but at 30% less than their price. You may go with their service really for smaller works but coming to volume you houls really check once with our company

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By: funkysidewalk Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:06:20 +0000 a step toward a higly specialized world, the slightest manifestation of any talent will become a micro consulting service, italian pizza corporation giving 10 cent advice on how to cook pizza with your current firdge content (any thing you have!!), or as it happens today, even more nacked old, young, fat, ugly will show and sell their only talents on realtime fantasy streams. The masses overloads the masses! the crazy loopback! fantastic colors!

By: epredator Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:29:29 +0000 The self organizing nature of these systems may lead to an imperfect state. However it is also true to say that not everything dictated by the few is positive or good.
I think the core idea that enables people to be part of what is essentially a service orientated architecture, (which organizationally is not a new idea as many of the worlds population work for a living doing tasks that have been allocated) might just mean that it is easier for people to find their talents and exploit them?

By: Stefano Pogliani Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:29:28 +0000 Let’s be careful, though. Not everything that comes from the masses is positive or good by definition….

By: Roo Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:51:52 +0000 I came across an excellent website at the weekend. CastingWords can provide a transcription of an mp3 for $0.42 per minute, usually withing a day. It looks wonderfully easy to use, even letting you select from multiple mp3s in an RSS feed.

What’s special about the service is that it uses wetware. Thanks to the Mechinical Turk API an army of transcribers is unleashed on the problem, meaning you’re more likely to get decent results.

Here’s what the system looks like from the other side. The going rate for ‘turking’ for CastingWords is about $10 per hour of audio. Not bad if you’re a fast typist. Since it would probably take me at least 2 hours to transcribe an hour of audio, I’m more likely to be a customer than a turker here.

It’s such a cool use of the wetware grid to create value that I really want to try it out.

By: epredator Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:47:25 +0000 Yes indeed, there is no reason that other organisms can’t form part of the services chain. After all if you order your truffles it is the pig that finds them.
(Not that I have ever ordered a truffle, but I have seen them on the tv 🙂 )

By: ben j f Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:34:30 +0000 so… human wetware… what about dogs? they can sniff and tell you 1 or 0 🙂

or picture this algorithm:

1. web service asks owner’s dog “is she happy or unhappy?” through cctv and the dog’s tail in front of her
2. if happy, do nothing
3. if unhappy, tell another web service to buy her favourite flowers 🙂