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My Experience with Amazon Mechanical Turk

During my regular perusal of Hacker News a little while back, I ran across what appeared to be an interesting blog post, specifically Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 4 Notes Essay by Blake Masters. Not knowing much at the time, I just saw that it was notes for a lecture given on startups and thought it would be worth checking out. To bring you up to speed now, though, they are notes for an actual course at Stanford University with Peter Thiel as one of the lecturers, a PayPal co-founder. Now, there are tons of interesting blog posts and articles that show up on HN. Most of which I end up browsing and often discard a few paragraphs in. Though there are still more I would like to read through completely but I just don’t have the time. Particularly as I am a rather slow reader. Thus when I came across these notes at around 6200 words, I was a bit saddened as I figured I would never get around to reading through it. I just so happened to have recently read through this great artic