Author of ‘Steve Jobs’ using online crowdsourcing to edit his new book

As a follow-up to his biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson is writing about the origins and emergence of our modern digital era — and he’s using online collaborators to make it the best book it can be. As pointed out by Capital and TechCrunch, Isaacson has posted excerpts from his new novel across a variety of different online publishing platforms, including MediumScribd, and LiveJournal, asking interested parties to read the passages and contribute any notes or corrections. “Online collaboration is why the Internet was originally built,” Isaacson writes at the beginning of one excerpt, “and I’m interested in any comments or corrections readers might want to make before I publish in a year.”

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