Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by XPLodER
"I guess you can be a genius with tech and numbers and be an idiot with business."
I think you are selling yourself short. Way back in 1980 I devised a concept of a workable paperless office. At the time the Tech could not support
it and it was not until 1990 that the Tech level was sufficient.
The problem is that there is no way to sell a concept. That is because you do not have that dog eat dog, killer instinct that is quite disturbing in
i realised early on in the development of my one of my network designs that i had two choices,
1/ patent the concept and spend four years building up a company and selling the rights to use.
2/ release the algorithm and describe the implementation into the "commons"
i determined that the largest benefit overall was if the entire world community had free access to the design,
this would enable free to use codecs for the HTML5 specification, and companies could use the algorithm in a "transport" that would allow for less
"overhead" and faster transfers of data, for more efficient networks.
the "spectrum crunch" was a huge factor in deciding to release the design,
as was the need for a "privacy company" that would use the new transport to the benefit of end users.
it came down to getting rich or helping to solve many issues at once.
i choose the health of the internet over personal wealth. to me it was a mathematical equation
i never factored in the lack of attribution in my calculations,
The new path you have chosen is a good one. Any other path leads to your valuable concepts being effectively stolen. This happens all the
time and is considered good business practice by many.
when you place something into the commons it is a "gift" therefore it cannot be stolen, as it was given freely
The days of the laudable genius is gone. Truly, we need it back, but the piranhas do not want to pay for ideas that they could have thought of
themselves, if they ever had an original thought, but once you tell them it is so damn obvious that it is a good thought, that they think they should
IMHO no one should "own" or "obscure" ideas that are in the benefit of mankind, sometimes the only way to change an industry is to give everyone a
"new level playing field" or monopolies will emerge.
I can't can't count the number of concepts I have lost due to this process.
i feel your pain, i know what it feels like to spend years developing something amazing only to realise that it must be given away for it to have the
desired impact. i too have had designs "stolen" besides the ones i have "given"
The paperless office will have to wait. It would have redefined about half of the business world. Poo poo happens.
edit on 21/3/2013 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)
indeed it does
i refuse to let my situation make me jaded or upset,
it has made me angry, but that has just fuelled my mind to think bigger