Stewart at SDI wrote: I solve problems, not do "basic research".
Is anyone honestly surprised by this? Honestly?
Stewart, your ignorance is showing yet again. You cannot solve problems if you don't understand the basic concepts involved.
The rest of my friends gather when we need to. Our specialty of thinking "out side the box" is not in large demand, but when "unconventional approches" are needed, we can set our price.
I thought you said you were paid a salary of thousands of dollars a week for your work. Why would anyone who isn't in high demand, and who doesn't even have a frickin' office building want to pay you to do the minimal amount of thinking you've shown yourself capable of?
Why would we want to talk to large numbers of people with the same ideas? The value of anything is inversly porportional to the number of people selling it.
Obviously you're a frickin' moron. If you work for a god damn company, the clients pay your COMPANY to solve the problem for them. YOU are then paid by the company, but the client shouldn't give a fuck about whether it took ten thousand people to come up with something or just one. If it works, great, and they pay the fee.
The other reason why you'll talk to someone else is because they're going to help you solve the problem in the first place. And, BTW, you claimed that if I sent you a request to do some work then your mysterious employer would send me a list of PEOPLE and THEIR qualifications, who would then work on my problem. It seems your lies are piling up on you, doesn't it Mr. Expert?
Would you rather be one of the many or the only shop in town?
The only shop in town, but that assumes that I could do a job as effectively as I could if I was one of several shops that all produced the same products so we could specialize in working in different sub-fields. For example, let's say I owned a bike shop. I COULD work on mountain bikes, racing bikes, city-bikes, dirt/stunt bikes, etc., OR I could have a shop that made city bikes while other stores made the rest. In this way, we could sacrifice TOTAL market share in order to specialize in a particular field, lowering both labor and machinery costs and therefore increasing productivity.