When I say EN is doing a great job, I meant EN is giving a channel for some inventor's dream come true.
Well, that's fine. I would be happy for them. But that won't make them respected. And it won't make the inventor community respected. When people at home are watching Everday Edisons, they see somebody or even a kid walk in with nothing but an idea sketch; Then they see an army of people do everything else from working out the kinks, design, packaging, market research, and everything else, ....
What do you think they are thinking? I'll tell you exactly what they are thinking: "That lucky -----
, ...I could have come up with something better than that!"
Yea, they make these inventors "Sit-in" on discussions and talk. But the EN staff ultimately decides on everything, and does all the work.
With or without EN, there will be new inventor want to be everyday
That's great! There always have been. But there is a strong thick line between an "inventor" and a "Real Edison" or Wright brothers style inventor. You wouldn't have as many "inventors" if they had to work like Edison did.
Yes they are!
On this topic, I think EN is doing a great job for invention companies btw.
But they are not improving the image of inventors. They are weakening it.
As soon as people learn one can make money on royalty, inventions... they will try to come out something
The problem is that royalty payments are lasting less and less in duration. You are extremely lucky if you recieve royalty payments nowadays
for more than 3 years. Though a patent is good for 20 years, competing products, and even the company you license to will get around your patent. And therefore, not pay you any more royalties. Why should they?
I don't think we should try to change the image of inventors.
Then they will just keep on getting looked down upon.