Something to back whilst you're waiting...?Treguard wrote:
In terms of crowd funded Spectrum projects though, has anyone signed up for this http://www.specnext.com/?
Have to say I am tempted.
Seriously, it looks kinda cool (as many of the retro projects do) , and the blokes are genuine and passionate. I guess it's an example of how keen would anyone be after being burnt by other crowd funded thingies, with either long delays or worries that you either (A) Have been ripped off and will never see the item and/or your money again, (B) Will have to wait until your retirement to see what you paid for.
I have done quite a few of the crowdfunding and pledges now. The gamegadget almost got me- but the little voice inside told me not to, that something didn't quite add up with what they were saying. Especially with companies they claimed were on board. Very cagey, and in hindsight we know why. The original Bedrooms to Billions DVD: Finally got it, but it took literally years after the date estimated. They were clearly nice people, honest, and just overwhelmed so wasn't worried, but the timeframe (and cost, as it's now on Amazon dirt cheap) has put me off backing later ones.
The Get Lamp DVD was the first thing I ever crowdfunded. That was a good one, with little extras and not too far over the timeframe.
Other things have included the Atari Business is fun book, Oli Freys art book, and assorted music DVDs, CDs etc. With books in particular it does not seem as much of a risk as it does with a technology that needs to be engineered and licences signed.