Yeah, not a fan myself either. Old ones were classier, less bland looking.
Exactly , I love a joke as much as the next guy. But not at other peoples expense.
That’s really absurd. I feel that people who don’t understand why this project got the funding it did are missing a huge chunk of the psychological picture of what makes humanity tick. There’s a reason. Spend some time looking at people like Camus and his philosophy. Why do you imagine that things become viral in the first place?
I don’t want to fund some whiny war-vet/brilliant genius engineer/sob-story/good cause/generic “do this because society expects it of you” type of motivation. There are a million and a half instances of that in the world, and genuinely good ideas DO get funded (look up “Coolest Cooler”) while BS like solar roadways (look at EEVblog’s breakdown on it) also get millions when people have NO clue they just literally threw money away. Then, they walk away feeling like they’ve made the world a better place when they’ve actually logistically just rewarded terrible behavior in the most grandiose manner possible. That kind of stuff makes me 10x more sick than a legitimate “joke” ever can because it’s obvious on the face of the joke what it is. That’s why people love jokes. They offer incredible clarity and concreteness where normally there is intrigue and subterfuge and endless questions about legitimacy and what is the real motivation behind the facade.
The people donating to this project particular have explicit knowledge of what they are doing. I feel it’s one of the most fascinating case studies in absurdism that I’ve seen in years.
I backed $10…!
Hopefully he’ll donate some to charity!
pssh. Hopefully he’ll donate it to making more potato salad! MMM, yum. Best cause yet
More like worse kickstarter project. Idiots like this make a mockery of genuine projects. Annoys crap out of me.
Wat? The project is genuine. Genuinely AWESOME XD
Guys, let’s all pitch in and make sure this gentleman can make what can only be the most profitable potato salad… ever. Probably forever too.
I really love the internet.
This is funny, I had actually completely forgotten about this thread…
Interesting too how things have worked out for me in general. My full-time job currently is the head of product development for a company that produces audio devices. It’s an incredibly fulfilling venture. I get to purchase and use expensive stuff like Earthworks and B&K devices to do audio-based metrology, QC and general R&D. I’ve learned embedded system programming and have built rather complex audio-test related product jigs because of what started out as a very lonely singular focus in audio many years ago. I’ve been lucky enough to oversee multiple product releases that have been met with a great deal of success.
I think about music often. In a way I sort of wish I could find someone to manage my portfolio for an even split of any profits as I have so many hundreds of songs I simply don’t have time to put up on sites such as this. My biggest regret is not understanding what I really wanted from music years ago. I suppose I simply enjoyed composition so greatly that I wrote a huge corpus of original music and then never knew what the hell to do with it. It seems there are many that have the opposite problem. I smile a little looking back and realizing how much my viewpoint and self-awareness here has altered from even a year back.
The truth is I’m still not totally sure what I want from music. My focus is so varied these days that I go from buying a grand piano and considering doing side gigs at night to make some extra money to investigating electronic engineering as a degree. But… to answer the question that I think most might be wondering still, no – I don’t plan to stop making money from music. I’ve accepted that it will essentially be in the background until I can formulate a more concrete plan for what approach makes the most sense…
My god. That was freaking wonderful.
I think the biggest achievement for me is overseeing the development of a line of commercial consumer electronics products that are doing very very well.
Why not push the envelope even more?
Require that everyone entering use the exact same synth, to really level the playing field.
My vote would be Synth1
You’ve been a member for 6 years…