About 6 years’ ago on a previous life, I used to sell music online. That project failed, however one of the spin-offs I looked into was the concept of virtual jukeboxes. I guess the data issues were slightly storage related. A virtual jukebox would get its music tracks from a broadband connection and locally cache popular tracks.
Anyway, one idea I had was to use SMS messaging to allow customers to select tracks in a bar/pub/etc. I didn’t pursue the idea, although I had been messing with SMS services. It now transpires that this idea has been implemented, some 6 years after I thought of it.
Perhaps someone had thought of it some time ago, but I’d like to think I was first. Shame I didn’t have the courage of my convictions to see how patentable the idea was.
Hopefully I’ll get a second chance with another idea in the future!