"Preheated" is the term I use to describe an idea that has been mentioned in print before, usually a science fiction reference. Not quite the same thing as "baked".
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I asked too many questions....now I have a fun job in the manufacturing world. Quality Anthropology: Problem prevention, problem solving, figuring out who's problem it really is....
Happily reside in the asylum of Southern California, Insane Diego.
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I have been bested in the linking department by Jutta herself (moves down one level on the podium, removes medal from around neck)
normzone, Aug 12 2006
> This product fills an existing gaping hole in the marketplace.
I'm sure it has, I'm sure it has.
[Goes off to play with medal, mumbling to herself: "Oooh. Shiny!"]
jutta, Aug 12 2006
"One thing I've found out, over the years, is that, anytime you think that you were the originator of some new idea, ' I was the first to do that, ' you'll find some old fellow who did it around 1895. Every darn time. " Edward Hamilton, 1904 - 1977, in "The Space Opera Renaissance", TOR Books, 2006
And I'm an insensitive clod:
And I'm an illiterate:
My favorite Top Ten:
Bicycle Seat Shorts
Borate Bouncing Bettys
Bubbling Turn Signals
Cement Truck Music Box Ice Cream Maker
Firing firearms prevention extinguisher accessory
PSA: Popcorn Security Alarm
Urban Remote Herding Array
Yep, that's eleven... 1, 2, 3, 4 ....