Why we need to hide...Edit
...our own ideas...Edit
- Some people have wealth, other people have beauty..., you have ideas. Being immaterial they are also valuables, especially if you materialize them. Then, why do you give your own ideas to others? All they want is to take your ideas and to exploit them! Then keep them for yourself:)!
- Another reason to hide your own ideas is the bare truth that they can bring only troubles to you. Nobody will rejoice in your bright ideas and a stroke of genius; your achievements will only arose envy in your chief, colleagues, friends, etc. The expressing of a new idea is an excellent way to make your enemies.
Make all the possible to hide other's new ideas, if you are:
- a reputable and famous person and your ideas predominate in the area of electronics,
- a reputable and famous person but you have no any ideas.
How to use these "valuable" tipsEdit
- It is up to you to decide what to do with these valuable tips: if you are an actual "hider", follow strictly the tips below; if you are not, do exactly the contrary.
- Refine, improve and even enrich them with new ones (we would be extremely thankful to you).
- Circulate the tips to make them more popular.
General tips for beginning "idea hiders"Edit
If you have a new circuit idea, put it in:
- some as much as possible dull and formal scientific magazine preliminarily investing the idea in intricate formulas,
- transactions of some poor conference; nobody will read your article there excluding the rest participants,
- your or somebody else's poor and vague dissertation; be sure nobody will turn over its pages (excluding following dissertationists).
Specific idea hiding tipsEdit
If you are an inventor...Edit
- Do not show how you have invented circuit solutions; this will cloud your glory as famous person. The ordinary people have to think of inventing as a heavenly gift.
- The best way of hiding your idea is to place it into a woolly patent description; thus it will become absolutely unclear and understandable. Command the services of a patent specialist to hide professionally your idea. It is preferably that he/she is not a good expert in electronic circuits to make a real vague description.
...an electronic producer...Edit
- Do not reveal the general circuit idea; there is no profit for you to enlighten readers. Show only a specific circuit solution implemented by your own electronic components manufactured. In this way, you will mislead effectively readers; they will think that this is the only possible circuit implementation. If there are not such components as shown, reader will not be able to make the circuit; then, you can suggest to him another of your products.
- If you write an article for some professional circuit magazine, maintain the benefits of your employer. If it is an electronic producer, cry its wares; use only its components.
- Show directly how to calculate component value and the all kinds of errors.
- To hide certainty the basic idea, miss intentionally some circuit component (e.g., R4 in this EDN's article). Do not pay attention to the reader's comments; they have to not mean anything to you.
- An excellent opportunity to hide your new circuit idea is to place it in a book. Only few people will buy and read it (who read books in these internet times?) You will have no right to publish it somewhere else (including web); so, the new idea will be buried slowly but surely.
- Do not use clear and simple intuitive explanations; instead, analyze directly circuits by applying sophisticated formal methods. In this way, your book will look more scientific and you can use it to climb up the professional ladder.
- Place as few as possible images in the text; they disclose circuit ideas.
- Draw fine but dull and formal circuit diagrams using modern graphic editors. For this purpose:
- Do not show input sources, loads and power supplies; they are needless and only uncover the idea.
- Do not show where the currents flow and what the voltages are.
- Do not use colors in your drawings; make them black-and-white.
- Do not write any explanatory texts over the circuit diagrams.
- Do not tolerate handmade (freehand) circuit diagrams; they look non-academic and disclosure circuit ideas. Redraw them according to the advices above, in order to hide all the existing circuit ideas.
- If you have to show somebody else's idea, do not tell what the actual author is.
- Do not use active voice, always use passive voice. At the worst, say "we"; never say "I".
- Maybe, the best places where you can hide your great idea are conference transactions and dissertations. They are favorite scenes for research workers and university lecturers (of course, the main purpose of these people is not to explain circuit ideas but to use these approbated materials for the purposes of their career). Only, be careful when you present your work; the old academic fogies do not like somebody else to have a claim on a new idea.
- In order to look scientific, do these materials as much as possible formal, dull and vague.
- Do not show in the beginning what the basic idea is behind the circuit and how the component's values have been computed; instead, show directly how to make the circuit.
- Draw dry circuit diagrams by using graphic editors with standard component libraries. Locate the components in the most convenient for you (not for readers) way.
...a university lecturer or a teacher...Edit
- Do not draw first block-diagrams; give directly specific circuit diagrams.
- Do not explain circuit diagrams. Do not draw them at the moment of presenting to reveal the evolution of the circuit idea. Instead, show a large number of slides or lengthy power point presentations.
- Do not show the basic idea behind different specific circuit implementations (tube, transistor, op-amp, etc.) and the universal relationship between apparently completely different circuit solutions. Do not generalize ideas.
- Do not use analogies to make associations with everyday situations.
- Do not provoke the human imagination and intuition of your audience.
...a web electronics writer...Edit
- An excellent way of hiding your great circuit idea is to place it into a paid section of the site (people do not like to pay for bare ideas).
- Implement your web materials as locked pdf files so that nobody can copy the circuit diagrams.
- Do not allow any feedback with readers as they will ask you to clarify your idea and you will waste your time.
- Never place your ideas in Wikipedia or Wikibooks pages since everyone can freely use them. Remember, "Why do we give our own ideas to others? Keep them for yourself:)!"
- If you are a wikipedian or a wikibookean and you see somebody else's new and fresh idea in some Wikipedia or Wikibooks material do your best to depersonalize it. Use all the tips from the present page: transform continuously the text making it dull and formal (e.g., replacing the active with a passive voice), transmute the circuit diagrams into standard classical form, etc.
- This material is considered humorous (really, the humor is "black" somewhere but it is still a humor). Please do not take it seriously. If you still want to take it in this way, just invert all the assertions:)
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