The Gap logo debacle put crowdsourcing on my radar again and this time it wouldn’t leave for whatever reason. Perhaps it was the stagnant economy. More likely the reason behind this stickler sticking me resides in the fact that it’s a direct threat to an industry like design where the value provided is knowledge based, easily copied, but not easily discovered.
There are numerous reason crowdsourcing is bad â€“ in fact I’d actually say it’s unethical, that those participating in it are participating in the sincerest form of thievery. Here are my top five reasons.