and i dont like pseudo-elitist but actually quite vacant people who uncritically think they've reinvented the wheel, having gone "where no man has gone before".
but then, i apologize for my insulting tone- i could've argumented along more, err, constructive lanes.
still, what's this megalomania all about? it's my opinion that a more or less humble evaluation of one's own work is adequate, otherwise one starts sounding like a self-loving tard unaware of other points of view that might be implicit in one's work but not having come to terms with them.
the "u'd be stealing bla" thing is offensive. our disipline lives on constructive criticism and sharing of ideas- in fact it's arrogant not to acknowledge the worth of other people's input.
I totally agree with your point about the discipline thriving in the exchange in ideas, I know for sure that myself and the two other part timers I go to uni with, wouldn't work as well if we didn't exchange views and ideas.
I think that Architecture is based on utilising ideas, everybody in the industry takes insiration from other buildings and things they have seen. I don't think that anybody's ideas are 'new'.
I'm sure there are a few people who think they are gods gift and don't like to show anyone anything. But I don't think it is widespread.
Anyway, lets all be nice to one another... the world would be a much nicer place
noci, see, i don't check this thing at weekends...and yes, it was a joke, and even if it wasnt (who gives a fuck if you steal my tutors ideas) you should really go out and get a life instead of getting pissed off at little combinations of pixels on your screen, arranged by someone you don't even know.
the level s of frustration in this community are sky high!