Crowdsourcing: too many cooks soil the plot

Bad pun, but was just trying to think of a headline for a bookmark or Wired piece about Penguin’s A Million Penguins crowdsourced novel ‘experiment’:

“The completed “A Million Penguins” features a banana version. Another group started a “Choose Your Own Adventure” sub-novel, inviting others to “…add to one of the stories, or start your own genre or story.” Both works, wildly creative in their own right, destroyed the dream of a one-plot oeuvre.”

Whoops, sounds like too many cooks spoiled the broth here rather than many hands made lighter work.


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