About 10 years ago or so, I thought of creating a website called Steal This Idea, inspired by the classic book by Abbie Hoffman called Steal This Book. Not being a web designer and lacking time, the idea never became reality.
The basic concept was very simple: the world is full of people with great ideas, but few become reality, but rarely because the person with the idea doesn’t want it to be, but because they lack the resources or know-how or even time to make it real. Ironically, this is reason my site never became a reality!
- People could post their ideas for products (intangible or otherwise) that they would like to become reality
- Others that have resources or time, but lack ideas, could use the site to mine for good ideas
- Hopefully, in the spirit of cooperation, should the idea become reality and bring financial or other success to the implementer, it could be shared with the person that came up with the idea
Basically the crux of the idea is that it’s better to have a great idea become reality and not profit from it than to have it forgotten forever.