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Double-reverse irony

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but it’s getting kind of out of hand.

Literally everything‘s on KickStarter these days. Even projects that don’t need much more than two-hundred bucks of funding go there to get their money. It seems kind of weird to prematurely pull money from the masses just for that. May be just me, though.

There’s a lot of different things being funded. Consoles, books, social projects, you name it!

…okay I ballsed up this post a bit. I was going to rant about how stupid it is people go there to have their social experiments funded and all, but I just realized it’s actually pretty cool. I still think that quite a few of those would’ve been very well possible without the five-hundred dollars funding goal, but hey, at least the (often great) ideas are being executed!

Also, Google stocks dropped by about 8% today due to a bunch of figures leaking out. Say goodbye to your economy, all!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 20/10/2012 (8:10 PM)

    If I were you I wouldn’t be annoyed with the people requesting funding for silly projects but more with the gullible people who actually donate money to them.

  • 19/10/2012 (9:00 AM)

    Well, at least on the video game front, a lot of video games that wouldn’t be published otherwise because they wouldn’t make CAWADOODY money now get a chance because of crowd funding. On the other hand, there are a lot of scammers trying to get money for their indie endeavors that might not actually pan out. Also, I think the Ouya will be a huge failure.

  • 19/10/2012 (1:12 AM)

    The economy is long dead. Google can just sell some more data to fix things. I’ve seen some great things on Kickstarter. I don’t think you can say it’s oversaturated. It’s just that it’s the main way to get funding, and so it’s the thing that everyone uses really. If someone can get someone else to pay for their stuff, then they’re going to. The thing you can complain about though is all the crap on there. I think there is plenty of stuff that shouldn’t be on there, but I’m not about to say that someone shouldn’t be using it for a small goal. If someone sets up a kickstarter so they can buy a pizza and one of the donation rewards is that you get a slice, THEN it’s gone too far.

    That actually doesn’t sound like too bad an idea though.

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