Life of a good idea, deployment

It’s out.

Here’s the short, complete history of the idea, then:
– I thought about this and a couple ways to do it
– I write up a pitch idea, send it to a short list
– They flip out, give me feedback
– I go to a wider group, they flip out
– I start pushing it upwards, struggle, find allies, struggle
– Repeat that last one for a while
(- I quit)
– It gets picked up
(- I leave)
– A competitor announces a similar idea
– It goes out into the world

I knew I said I’d have longer commentary about this, but
a) Internet’s really tough to come by here in Edinburgh
b) I’m finally starting to get into vacation mode and I’m just not quite in the mood