[FoRK] Scooped-validated -> scoopval
Adam L Beberg <
beberg at mithral.com
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Tue Mar 14 11:48:16 PST 2006
Stephen D. Williams wrote on 3/14/2006 10:39 AM:
> I'm so used to being scooped-validated, nothing surprises me. I need a
> neologism to describe it. Do you have a better word to propose coining?
> Scoopval'd = Having one of your favorite and apparently innovative ideas
> come to fruition -- through someone else's work, but at the same time
> being, more or less secretly, validated that you had the idea
> independently. When people are in tune with the state of technology,
> the market, and ideas, this will of course happen often. Sometimes
> however you have an idea, may or may not make a play to get it going,
> and it doesn't show up in the wild for a year or more. That's when you
> know you should seriously think about working harder to get them out there.
You mean everyone doesn't have this happen to them weekly if not daily?
I live in and endless repeat of the bar & mail route scene from the
movie Phenomenon... you'll know the one I mean.
Adam L. Beberg
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