May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1060: Crowdsourcing (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


Scene: Drawing of a stick figure with a pointer, standing in front of a pull-down screen with a diagram. Three other stick figures stand facing the first, in various attitudes of interest. One holds a briefcase in her hand.

Figure 1: We crowdsource the design process, allowing those with the best designs to connect–via already-in-place social networking infrastructure–with interested manufacturers, distributors, and marketers.


Nobody caught on that our business plan didn’t involve us in any way–it was just a description of other people making and selling products.

Hover text: We don’t sell products; we sell the marketplace. And by “sell the marketplace” we mean “play shooters, sometimes for upwards of 20 hours straight.”


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

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