I did my part
About 10 years ago I had an idea for a website where I would post my crazy ideas, inventions and philosophies to the site and let people take them for free -with one catch. They had to let me know their results. I didn’t want money I just wanted to know if it worked. Now I should say that while I have a science background, my interests can fade and switch so fast that some random exciting idea I had will be boring 5 seconds later…so I have studied lots of little things, but I never took a dive into the meaty material of many subjects. So many of my ideas could be easily proved as flops…but I don’t feel like researching :)
I then expanded the idea for the website to be an idea depot of sorts for people of all sorts to share ideas alike. Maybe there was a student looking for an idea for a science fair project or some company looking to dump money into R&D. I donno. Within one year I found an advertisement for a website where people bought, sold and traded their ideas royalty free. No need to start up a free exchange of ideas on a website when someone else found a way to market and sell it. That company is now long gone…
Well not too long ago…well okay last year I decided to post part of one of my crazy ideas to my blog. I was supposed to start posting more and more, but I never got around to it. Idea #1: Alternate power source: would lighting work?.
Interesting enough someone was searching the Internet Sunday for just such information and found my blog. A young girl from Canada had an assignment to look for someone with an opinion on lightning as an alternate power source…so in a small way I helped her with her homework.
That put a big smile on my face this morning. :)