It was also very interesting to see all of the elevator pitches. Every one in my mind had been done or did not interest me. Why would I want a second life in the virtual world. I've read about it in books but this real one is enough for me. I also like the linking advertisers to people who want to be advertised to... doesn't Google already do that based on keywords in the page I'm reading?
So on the one hand it made me feel a little better about my ideas because I think they are really revolutionary. It also made me think that someone not in the mountaineering industry might look at my stuff and see it as the same as everything else. There lies the challenge: finding someone who most likely doesn't understand mountaineering to give me 100,000 dollars to make this stuff. Better yet, finding someone who does know about mountaineering to give me money and come on as CEO or CFO so I can just be CTO.