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Bernd Wechner

Nice. And imaginative. The only problems I see are twofold:

  1. Condensing, is already word in common using in the IT space. Innovation is hard when simply reapplying a common word. You mention "pickling" for example Notice how that took a word from the traditional kitchen and totally foreign to IT applications to describe a particular way of serializing objects. So, while "condensing" doe shave the allusive appeal you mention (I do like the imagination you've displayed) alas it's already a commonly used word: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=lm&q=+Condensing+Code&ia=web

  2. Whenever inventing something, always consider the due diligence of checking if it's not actually, a reinvention. Most clever things, like it or not, have not only been invented, they are consistently reinvented by bright people unaware that it was already invented. To be honest this why I always roll my eyes at the human penchant of scientists to attributing invention to a person and granting that invention that person's name. Invariably a look at history at the time, find this inventor was surrounded by others who were inventing the same thing at the same time but were a little slower, or a little later, or less well known or simply a woman for example but most everything and this includes all the famous names of science, Einstein, Newton, nor Edison or Ford etc, etc, they all invented and discovered things that the culture was ripe to invent and discover.

But I would not want to discourage you in any way shape or from from such creative thinking, it is the stuff of greatness regardless of whether it is unique or the first or ... Keep it up! Nice to read you proposal.

I think if you want a pitch at fame, you'll need a dose of solid luck but also I might suggest working on pithy observations of fact about the modern world. Modern examples of luck in that space bring to mind Hanlon of Hanlon's Razor (a 1980 quip) and Poe of Poe's Law (a 2005 quip). With some luck, creative output and keeping active publicly we may yet see the day of Rushan's Law or such ...

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Rushan S J Author

Awww man, it was taken? Thanks a lot for telling me. Such comments make me realize that people actually read my blogs. Oh and, You might see the Law of Rushan soon 😉