> Only having a picture would make it more difficult not
> You said > "No one has skills to reverse-engineer something
> from a picture"
> Picture a picture of a pointy wooden stick, let us call this
> invention a 'spear'. Now try to reverse engineer this and make
> a pointy stick of your own. You can also try to imagine what
> its use might be before starting to build it.
Fact is if you draw a straight line and ask a bunch of people what it is supposed to represent you would get zillions of different answers other than it being a spear. For example, it might represent:
a metal rod
a school cane
a tree branch
a piece of wire
a walking cane
a piece of string
a magician's wand
a marking on a map
a garden rake handle
a plank of wood viewed on edge
a demarcation between two areas
A 2D image offers little to someone interested in real reverse engineering. What you THINK IT IS, is not necessarily the same as what it ACTUALLY IS.
Post Edited (04-Jun-14 13:53)