Interesting couple of days.
1. The Godfather of the crowdsourcing movement, Jeff Howe of Wired Magazine, made an appeal to the crowd on May 12th via his Crowdsourcing.com blog. It seems the writer responsible for coining the term crowdsourcing is having some trouble getting the crowd involved in/commenting on his blog. It seems that Jeff made an offer to get published in his book back in January. The original post yielded only four comments. His May 12th post yielded the same.
2. Yesterday, Erick Schonfeld of Techcrunch pushed Cambrian House into the deep end with his post, When Crowdsourcing Fails: Cambrian House Headed to the Deadpool. It seems that $7.5m wasn't enough to keep the CambrianHouse from going into foreclosure.