yo share some ideas.
It seems to be very common that people want to keep their ideas very close to the chest; ironic in an open source community. Everyone is afraid of their ideas being stolen or credited to someone else. The 90's had a lot of people with great ideas, lots of money, and lots of talent... but you see what happened to that. What they failed to realize was that the idea is maybe 5-10% of success. They lacked real plans for operation and sustainability. I will not make that mistake. Long term success is a must for Bitcoin to realize it's potential.
I find that nearly all of Bitcoin's virtues are also it's vices and there are three main components that must be addressed prior to widespread adoption. Those are de-obfuscation, communication, and trust. They all contrast with the relative anonymity of Bitcoin. Proposing to change these fundamentals is controversial. But without that change Bitcoin will never become mainstream. Crossing that tipping point of innovation diffusion will see Bitcoin become immensely valuable and the world currency everyone imagines it will be.
The first idea everyone realizes. No one has 'fixed' it with the right solution; the addresses to send/receive are long and impossible to remember. http://btc.to
(part of MtGox) and http://firstbits.com
(Freemoney's site) have recognized this and enacted a measure. I want to take it a step further. No one will walk down the street and say to a person, "hey, pay me back for the burrito at one, five, capital eye, lowercase tee, capital double-u, six..."
The site's first phase will start us down the right path.
I appreciate the responses thus far; I knew in such a community I'd find like minded individuals!