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Business Proposition
by TheEtruscan at 12:10 February 2, 1997

Hindus believe that humans are trapped in samsara, a meaningless cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. One way to escape samsara and achieve enlightenment (Nirvana) is to bathe in the waters of the sacred river Ganges and be cremated on a ghat in Varanasi (Benares), India.

I am not a Hindu scholar but I believe that nowhere it is written that one must be dead or what percentage of the body must be available to achieve the above goal.

Why not start a business in Varanasi (Benares), India where body cast-off (like cut hair and nail clippings) could be dipped in the river and then burned thereby granting the persons who availed themselves of this service a reprieve from reincarnation?

The Mediaeval Church built St. Peter's by selling indulgences and Henry of Navarre said that Paris was worth a Mass. Even non-believers would use this service: what is there to lose?

Jokes aside, this is a proposition for a great idea that I have to be funded and executed.

Not everybody is cut out to be an entrepreneur and I do not have the inclination or desire to be one. This does not mean that I cannot have creative and original ideas.

I am sure that the first to provide this application and this service would brand the market. Customers will be anybody with a PC and those who need this service. The numbers could be staggering.

Although my idea is clear to me, as a pure intellectual property it could be easily appropriated therefore I need something like a non-disclosure agreement to safeguard it.

At the same time I would like to impress as soon as I possibly can because I think it has a great potential to be a killer application.

Think of it in these terms: first came the early PCs, the exciting things were PEEK and POKE and the "Hello, world" programs then came the first real applications: spreadsheets and word processors, NEXT?