Recently I was reading an article about how being on the web is about being in a community. Yes? A community… But it’s hard not to think that there most be some sort of scale, to determine who the better players are. And who’s moving this community forward into innovation and keeping the community on cutting edge. So that’s when I had envisioned this scale. At the top of this web community you have innovators & inventors, in the middle you have your movers & shakers, and at the very bottom you have your copiers & pasters.
Innovators and Inventors: Those creating things better than before or something completely new. These are the people who are pushing the boundaries of the web. Think of Steve Jobs and Nikola Tesla.
Movers and Shakers: These are the ones who are implementing what the innovators and inventors are doing and taking it the next level. The real business leaders and those who have great accomplishments.
Copiers and Pasters: The folks that just take from the movers and shakers. A simple Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and the job is done. “Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal” – Pablo Picasso.
So where do you think you end up on the scale?