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[dupe] Pioneer: A home for ambitious outsiders (pioneer.app)
12 points by kertof 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Wow, what's with the agism by design?

<< Our goal is to build a decentralized network of YOUNG, creative and exceptionally motivated outsiders who don’t fit in to the traditional system. >>

> Please summarize your project in one sentence. Write as you would to a friend. The summary should be comprehensible to anyone in the world, with no domain expertise.

If you can easily communicate your project idea in this way, can it really be that groundbreaking? From experience I find that the ideas that seem truly worth investing time in also happens to be such that they are incredibly hard to describe to others. If anyone can understand it then anyone can build it. If anyone can build it then someone either has, it's really hard to do or it's not worth doing.

I think that the goldilocks category of projects are those that are hard to understand without building it, not terribly difficult to build and easy to understand once built. That's where you can really make use of "your unique perspective" of the world. That is more or less your only competitive advantage after all.

Looks innovative, but I worry that the popularity-contest aspect of this plan seems problematic at best, ripe for gaming at worst.

Two of these were on the front page. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17725751 was posted earlier and has more background info, so I think that one probably has to win.

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