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Under the sun.

Have you ever had a great original idea, and then come to find out that someone else has already put it to use?

I had an idea for a band called 'monkey vs. robot' in high school, but that ended up being taken.

I designed a way to mass-produce semiconductor chips using laser-splitters in middle school, but I think that was around then too.

Today I had an idea for a website, http://www.sploogle.com , but if you go there you'll see that they already did exactly what I was going to do with it.

Original ideas aren't so original anymore.

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avenginglioness
Dec. 2nd, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
cool site! thanks for letting us all know about it.

as per finding out everyone's already stolen all your good ideas... yeah... that happens all the time. one of the reasons I'm not entirely motivated to post stories or artwork. I fear they will point and say "you stole that off of so-and-so" when it isn't that, just ya know, I guess great minds think alike. ;)
mrcougar
Dec. 2nd, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
I know what ya mean, you may have my idea of edible paint but I was corrected by friend as he told me its called chocolate.
delfin9187
Dec. 3rd, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC)
I got my degree in
Fine Arts and learned there isnt much out there that is original.

An old girlfriend that was a flight attendant used to get all of her friends to take the shower caps from all the hotels they stayed in and she would use them to cover her food in the fridge. She had been doping it for years and look what happened.....The Glad Bag people came up with the same idea and someone else got rich....

floyd_mephit
Dec. 3rd, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: I got my degree in
But if she'd tried to make money off of it, chances are she wouldn't have been able to get the kind of money that Glad is. Invention is hard stuff to make money on.

Anyway, nice to see another LJ person in Galveston.
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