Monday, February 02, 2009

Clearing the decks

For the past 6 months I've been keeping a tally of project ideas, and I'm coming to realize that most will never see the light of day - as such I think it's time to set them free;

- away gifts: living abroad has made me aware of numerous occasions where I've wanted to give presents (or get them) and short of cash there's no easy source for things. There is the option of sending iTunes songs or e cards, but there have to be better things out there and a way to pull them together.

- hot dog cart in hong kong; seriously, just need one for a quick lunch option.

- donation ecards; those of you who got my Christmas card saw I opted to donate the money I would have spent to charity. While the ecard market is fairly full, I think this non-profit idea might have legs.

- laptop ad stickers; might be too late with ad sales down, and too hard to measure impressions, but people have done this in one offs. Sticker skins to be stuck to the outside of a laptop. Could target based on the user (ie MBA student gets ft ads for when he's in class)

- meetup for drinking buddies; when you're looking for fans of your team in a new town to go watch the game with at a bar.

Face masks with a smile; in hong kong people wear surgical masks when they are sick to contain their germs, I think it would be funny to have facial expresions on these (missy lips, smiles, etc)

Online book sales of English books in Asia; there are lots of expats here and books are really expensive, with a poor selection

Travel guides for the kindle; travel books are heavy, this would seem a prime target for the ebooks, but on last check none were avaiable. It's easy enough to self publish on the kindel, just a matter of pulling content together.

So I don't have the time to take these forward at the moment, but if you do - please just remember me if you strike it rich. Or if you want to help run with one of them, give me a shout.

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