Sunday, August 7, 2016

Is intellectual production too vertical?

Vertical production is where the same company produces multiple stages of the product.

Like Apple producing the iPad, the OS, and the Maps app etc.

The problem is that many times it is more efficient to produce each stage independently. Which is partially why IBM PCs / Windows overtook Apple in the old days.

Intellectually, having an idea is usually not leading to much.

Academics sometimes not only run studies, but need to write papers, get them published, and even write popular books to get their ideas across.

I am wondering whether there is a way to get intellectual production more independent of complete production.

this is, making a "market" or a system, where various stages of idea production can be independently produced and integrated. Preferably with credit distributed somehow as well....

maybe some way can be found......

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