Christopher Columbus Effect

when someone discovers something great. then, someone else takes that and calls it his own. suddenly, everyone knows that person #2 “discovered” it. really annoying when you’re person #1. i’m sure we’ve all been in this situation before!
person #1: hey dude, look at this new strategy i just found! it cuts lots of time off of my score!
person #2: hey everyone i just found this new tactic i can beat you all now!
person #1: dude, that’s the christopher columbus effect. you can’t just take me work!

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