Have there been any successful "crowd-sourced" products?

Chris Anderson sucks.

His only role is of provocateur, and he’s not really all that good at it.

The new business model is FREE!

Science is DEAD!

bah humbug.

Some of the DIY CNC stuff is amazing. RP might get there, but it still has a long way to go.

Quirky is trying to crowd source, but as some of their recent Coroflot job ads point out, they need good designers and MEs to make it work. IMO they are nothing more than one of those “invention” companies with a bit of committee polling sprinkled on. Not to mention they seemed perpetually stuck in Apple accessory mode.

Nice pull from Gizmodo CG.