Re: stupid ideas

Sun, 8 Jun 1997 17:45:47 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 08/06/97 18:11:25, you write:

> I remember having my idea of putting video with audio on laser disks called

> stupid by my roommate in 1975. A few years later my idea for moving this
> video/audio fantasy to a cable TV channel was stupid. The early-80's I
> this 'stupid' idea of yet another cable channel...this one catering to my
> science-fiction addiction. The late 80's found my stupidity
> overwhelming....ideas of using computers to enhance movies (fantasy about
> having Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade character disgusted with Columbo over
> Marilyn Monroe as the murderess). My friends and relatives thought all my

> ideas unworthy but someone else had friends and family who didn't, and
> are now in far better financial means.

I also have this problem. I come up with a great idea, everyone thinks it's
'stupid'. Then other people come along and make it into a product, I claim
to have "had that idea years ago" and they all say "well why aren't you
rich?". Good question.