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10,000 sheep: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk’s apotheosis

The Sheep Market

Having written previously about ‘Da Turk’ this is the first example I’ve seen in action. Wonderful!

10,000 sheep images (all facing left) drawn for 2 cents each. Over 7,000 individual IP addresses contributed – how’s that for distributed working (or distributed sense of humour?).

Best of all, you can buy a sheep print for $20. That’s 100,000% of cost. Heh. That’s what you call the Amazon multiplier effect!