Stealing Ideas ?

Stealing Ideas ? – Quote by David Gurteen from Howard Aitken [Quote] Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.[Unquote] Compare with this apparently conflicting Victor Hugo quote blogged earlier. [Quote] An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.[Unquote] Ah, the wonder of metphorical aphorisms.

And two clicks later here is another metaphor from blogroots, quoted by David Gurteen [Quote] Weblogs spread memes like no other medium. More ideas are being pushed around the network of minds connected by blogs than any other set of communications. It is like a petri dish for knowledge. [Unquote]

So how do you spread a good idea – warlike invasion, ram it down throats or sow tiny seeds ? How is it all three metaphors ring true ?

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