Imagine trading in expertise instead of material goods. I know how to do something you want to do but don't know how to do, and vice versa. Might it not be a good idea for us to trade knowledge? Perhaps form "rings" of trade?Intro
I have quite a few questions/requests that I simply do not have the time to research and answer myself. I'm sure others are in the same position. I don't see why an exchange of expertise would not be a good idea or would not be feasible. I sort of wonder why this doesn't exist already, or why I don't know about the site if it does exist!
Even if you cannot execute a direct trade with someone else, perhaps you can help person A, who can help person B, who can help you? This sounds like a ring trade to me. Why would this not be an awesome idea?Writing the Software
I actually plan on writing an implementation of this for the Caltech Electronics Club. Check out the website! I would love input on this system: how to design it, what the GUI should look like, etc. Contact me if you are interested in this.