I was thinking today about the “younger generation” and how they use technology. And about the potentially dying art of hand writing. I then thought that it would be kinda cool to have an electronic version of my hand writing, not for any particular reason, just for fun. Or what about if you could buy a version of some celebrities hand writing. Surely there are certain people who would love this “piece” of celebrity.
So I google-d it and of course there are plenty of sites offering a way to transfer your own handwriting into a font. Like this one, and this one. And better yet, they only cost around $9 to do. Wow, isn’t it way better to be a consumer paying $9 than an entrepreneur trying to make a living from this!
It made me think about how almost every idea out there has been done. We know this from trying to think of new iphone apps that haven’t been done (and it’s almost impossible). So does that mean that with so many people out there that almost everything has been done? Do new ideas only come from refinement of existing processes or things enabled by new technology? Or do we all think so similarly that it is a really competitive process to get real first mover advantage? Food for thought…
So back to the handwriting digitization, if I get some free time over the next few days I’ll try it. I suspect I won’t particularly like my handwriting once I have it on screen, but could be a bit of fun in the meantime!