Just an observation:
“general discussion” posts outnumber “projects” by almost 10 to 1. Its pretty much the same on almost every design, art, 3d, and architecture forum, lending credence to:
“when its all said and done much more will be said than done”
In a related topic, ironically, I just read that there are about 10x the number of people who “make” things than there are people who think of things to make.
From personal experience, I have to say that I disagree with this statement…product ideas are like a$$holes…
I’m with IP on that one.
On the topic, people like to come together and chat, and whatnot. You are maybe looking too hard at solidified ideas and not what generates them.
Is this what beanworks means, though?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the intention of that statement is more based on the fact that there are 10x the number of workers capable of building things, than there are those who design them. For better or worse.
To your point IP. I agree, everyone has one. “It slices! It dices! It jullien’s fries!”
I’d be curious to get clarification. FYI…I definitely don’t claim that that the ideas are good. But every human has an idea for something new. In our society, the road block isn’t people to build them (which makes beanworks correct in some ways) but the money to pay the people to build them.
Sometimes posting a project on the internet for everyone to see isn’t an option.
I think this is the primary reason, and that the people who are really busy working on projects most likely don’t have that much time to write posts on forums.
Sometimes we can’t post what we’re working on…
That right there. Most of what we do is top secret in this field unless you just want to post misc. form studies for fun. Probably why there are so many car sketches being shown, few of us actually make those and they’re exciting to look at. But very few of us can give people a look at the real goods except for the fast turnaround guys like the shoe folks.