There’s an interesting post at Signal vs Noise entitled “I had that idea years ago!“.
Most of us netspirants could probably relate to what the article discusses.
Just because you thought of a site to share photos with friends wouldn’t have made you Flickr.
I thought it would be interesting to share here some ideas I had before but have now been developed/executed by other people (one way or another).
- 2004 – Portal for all Good News about the Philippines [GoodNewsPilipinas.com]
- 2004/05? – Web-based PIM (more like PalmPilot for the Web) [BackPackIt, Tadalist, Remember the Milk]
- Early 2007 – Web-based book sharing application [Shelfari, Facebook Bookshare]
So the next time you’re hit by a light bulb moment, pause for a while and think about it real hard.
Am I ready to quit my Job for this?