Embracing the Mothers of Invention
By DAVID POGUE
Published: January 25, 2012
Kickstarter is a site where creative people solicit start-up money for various projects (and you can read Pogue’s article about the concept web site by clicking the link above). And people actually pledge money to help the projects in return for, maybe, a T-shirt or a CD.
I have funded four projects so far: A video production of the Appalachian Trail culture, a backpackable inflatable pillow that has a solar cell on it that allows the pillow to illuminate the tent, and a 7,000 mile solo fat tire biking expedition to Alaska ( in winter), and a documentary on the actual “Lost on a Mountain in Maine” experiences of the young Donn Fendler.