I’ve been saying it for a while, so it’s good to see someone else with tech chops step forward and say the same thing in 140 characters:
Am I the only one that discounts every CE object that gets Kickstartered? unlikely to ship, unlikely to work, likely to be poor quality, etc
— Tom Conrad (@tconrad) June 20, 2015
I largely stopped backing tech-related crowdfunding projects not because I think they’re bad ideas, but because I’ve been burned too many times by half-assed implementations.
There are stories from other hardware and software crowdfunding project supporters who would’ve been better off holding onto their pledges, too.
Obviously, I support the idea of crowdfunding content producers, but that’s typically where support begins and ends for me.
Every day (this is not an exaggeration), I am pitched to help spread the word about amazing tech projects currently being crowdfunded.
I usually wait to get excited until I have something ready to try, thank you.