Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I've got lots of ideas, so many I can't possibly implement them all, especially since I keep having new ones. I love to make stuff, but I don't think I'll ever run out of things to make, and the fact is that generally with an idea, I just want the thing to exist, regardless of who actually makes it.

For instance, a few years ago I came up with the idea of a micropatronage aggregator. Just recently, some folks have put together Flattr, along very much the same lines. I'm stoked! I hope it does well. Of course, I'd be happy to help out, but either way, I'm just glad it exists.

With that in mind, I intend to start sharing my ideas more frequently, on this blog. I'll tag them with "seeds", as a reminder that these are ideas I'm planting in the fertile soil of the Internet, with the hope that they will grow. Perhaps someone will be inspired by one and make something of it (and yes, it would be nice if they give me credit), or maybe someone will be so taken with an idea they hire me to implement it, or maybe the reaction to an idea will be so great I just have to drop my paying work and do it anyway, or maybe nothing at all will happen with them. However it works out, it's better than locking the idea away in my head, or on the many post-its littering my desk.

I already do this for writing, with Thoughtsam (here's a nice post on my intentions behind that project); now I'll be doing it with technology design.



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