Nice to be here, chordwainer. I'll try not to be a nuisance. I'm not sure it is a good idea, but it makes you wonder...
I didn't think of that, Boz, but possibly. It is possible that idea is so basic we intellectually reject it, but it might be all it takes!
Let us ponder what it took for the Pet Rock, perhaps a portion of novelty and creative packaging and enough belief to follow through with what we initially know is a really dumb idea. I mean, have you seen musical.ly? That might actually be making somebody a ton of money.
I don't mean to totally joke about this lowest hanging fruit easy money topic because some people laugh all the way to the bank while we "artists" kick ourselves for having had the same idea first or at least not seeing the opportunity early enough on. Maybe in this think tank-like thread somebody actually inspires somebody else. I was reading this other thread here about mixing, how some people have developed tools, templates, methods, that speed up the process, and to some degree that is what any crazy idea eventually requires. But at first it is prototyping, then figuring out the details.
Hey Boz, perhaps we just create a library of cat, pet, baby clips from YouTube, get some kind of commercial usage license that doesn't cost us an arm and a leg or is illegal, and then have a way to churn out endless combos of cuteness or grossness. Ideally it would be an app where people create their own montages behind their music. I think actually personally editing a bunch of cat videos would drive me bonkers!