Wealth of Networks WikiNotes
Welcome to the Wealth of Networks WikiNotes
This Wiki is an invitation to collaborate on building a learning and research environment based on Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom.
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Uses of this Wiki space
The basic idea is to make this Wiki a place where people who read the book can do at least five things.
- First, collaborate on writing a summary of the ideas and claims of the book, as an initial point of entry.
- Visit the Table of Contents and elaborate chapter summaries
- Second, collaborate on writing commentaries on the book and elaborating and refining its presentation
- Third, provide an easy platform through which to access underlying research materials:
- both those used in the book's notes, and more importantly,
- resources that are useful for further research, refinement, and updating.
- Fourth, the Wiki should be a place where participants can describe, link to, and analyze examples of the phenomena the book describes.
- The purpose is not to “make the case” for the book or find “gotcha” counter examples.
- What we are trying to do is provide a real research tool, annotated bibliography, and platform for collaborative learning.
- Examples and counter-examples should be selected and described with that purpose in mind.
- Fifth, the Wiki is itself a learning platform about what is valuable in a learning platform.
- Through separate pages devoted to ideas and experiments of what can be done with an online book to make it a learning platform, we hope to expand the range of uses to which this Wiki can be available.
- Through creative, systematic and interactive uses of this wiki, we hope to enhance our individual and collective skills & experience in a wiki world
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Home | Table of Contents | Community Portal | Current Events | Climate Change Summer | Help wow goldYears ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly
advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms
that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job,
he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. "Are you a
good farmhand?" the farmer asked him. "Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man. Although puzzled by
this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk,
and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work wow gold. Then one night the
wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired
hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow
away!" The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows." Enraged by
the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his
amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens
were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. Nothing could blow
awaywow goldThe farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he
returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew. MORAL: When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically,
you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The hired hand in the story was able to sleep
because he had secured the farm against the storm.