The Wisdom of Crowds
In 2004, James Surowiecki wrote a book called "The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations."
The basic idea is this: if you quickly poll a bunch of people about what they think is true, the mean of their guesses is usually close to right. Surowiecki marshaled a lot of evidence to prove the point.
I'm writing this on November 1, five days (at least) before I'll know the results of our mill levy question. But the column will run after election day.
So although I don't know how it all comes out, I'd like to take the occasion to express my profound gratitude to the many people who assisted in the campaign.
This month's guest column is from the ever bubbly Vonja Hunt, of Lone Tree.
Perspectives on a Library
By Vonja Hunt, Neighborhood Library at Lone Tree patron
Li-bary (pronunciation as a child).
No matter how you cut it or say it, libraries today are definitely an inviting necessity in our lives. And inviting they are! A far cry from the dismal drear of the ‘60’s library that shaped my world.
Jamie LaRue is on vacation this week. Instead, here is a column from our newest member of our citizen Board of Trustees.
First Impressions: It’s All About The People…
by Barbara Dash, Library Trustee