Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter: Guaranteeing Projects Would Defeat the Purpose of Our Site

Kickstarter projects promise rewards to people who fund them. It’s something between investing in a company and purchasing a product — but it’s neither. Hence, valid questions like NPR’s All Tech Considered’s “When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?” Today, the Kickstarter team spoke out about its accountability policies in part by saying, “The fact that Kickstarter allows creators to take risks and attempt to create something ambitious is a feature, not a bug.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus