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October 12th, 2006
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Anyone up for starting a Start-Up?
I find myself inundated with projects begging to be "Start-Upped". These projects range from exciting stray ideas to wires-hanging-out-but-otherwise-finished products, and I can't bring them to the world alone.

Of the projects I consider start-up-worthy, most are internet-based, most need time not capital, some are social-entrepreneury, some are computer-sciencey, and some are generally acknowledged to be impossible. A few examples are an ESG-style adult learning center, a Frienster-like travel blog site, and vision-to-audio glasses for the blind.

Do you want to be a co-conspirator? I expect to need additional engineers (web development, UIs, and back-ends, all languages), communicators (marketing, business), content people (writing, graphic design), creative types, and organized types. To start, we would be working in our free time, each to her ability. I don't have any capital, but if that's people's most important concern, getting it can be our first task.

If you want to hear about what projects I have in mind, contact me. Which of my projects/ideas we work on depends on the interests of the people who reply. Our first meeting will consist of laying out the possible projects and their current states and choosing between them. Your projects and ideas are welcome too.

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From:little_e_
Date:October 12th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
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Me co-conspirator! me write things! Me draw things! Me write good! <3
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From:jrising
Date:October 12th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Excellent. Since you probably won't be in Boston for our meeting, that gives me a reason to write up the current state of my ideas, and I'll email you about them.
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From:little_e_
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
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Nope, nowhere near Boston, sadly.
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From:siderea
Date:October 12th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
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vision-to-audio glasses for the blind

Do you know Lenny Foner?
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From:jrising
Date:October 12th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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No, but I'd like to if he's done work on this.
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From:siderea
Date:October 12th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I'll drop him an email. What should I tell him about you wrt this project and what you've done/thought about on it?
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From:ah42
Date:October 12th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I've had more than a few seemingly impossible ideas over the years, but I still keep them on the burner up front, just in case.

Vision-to-audio-glasses for the blind? Now this sounds similar to one of my own ideas! (creating dynamically changing music from real-world visual input) Yours would be more practical, mine would be more entertaining, but I presume they could work off the same framework.
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From:jrising
Date:October 12th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Music is a big part of my approach to this problem, because it has more degrees of freedom than normal sound, so the framework might be very similar.
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From:ah42
Date:October 12th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Awesome. Here's my original LJ entry on the idea, including the quote that inspired it:

http://ah42.livejournal.com/74103.html

Interestingly enough, that's the last big idea I had before I started my last job. I'm overloaded with ideas again now that I've quit.
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