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Carwajalca comments on SIAI - An Examination - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Carwajalca 04 May 2011 01:40:06PM *  4 points [-]

Splitting SIAI to separate geographic locations (polymaths in Cheapistan and some people doing networking in the Bay Area) would create costs in the sense that communication is more tedious with e-mails than face-to-face. I wouldn't want to split the working community either if I was working there (assuming that the community is good which I believe it is).

Your question about what the Bay Area benefits are, is a good one. Are there other benefits besides networking?

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 04 May 2011 01:50:52PM *  2 points [-]

communication is more tedious with e-mails than face-to-face

Skype is your third alternative. (I disagree with this argument, but agree with conclusion for other reasons.)