Amusing little postings on the subject of ideas, and how much they are worth. It starts with a post on ValleyWag about how to get great people to implement your great idea without sharing said idea in the first place. Answer: impossible + ideas on their own have no worth.... [Global Ideas Bank answer: if it's a socially beneficial idea, don't be proprietary: share it, build a community round it and make it happen].
This was followed by an offer from Jackson Miller , with tongue firmly in cheek, to buy up people's ideas for two cents (i.e. two cents for your two cents' worth of thinking; or 'penny for your thoughts' as we might say in the UK). I've put in a request on behalf of the Global Ideas Bank authors for $114.
Obviously all flippant and so forth, and we all get tired of people saying "I've got a world-changing idea...but I can't tell you what it is", but worth pondering a bit on the value of ideas, methinks, and the value of positive thought.....and the value of 'ownership' of ideas. All of which are interconnected amongst the work of the GIB.