It's still officially Day Two. Yesterday I was keeping my fingers crossed we might get to $8,000 by the end of the day. When I went to bed it had reached $11,000. I woke this morning to find we've passed $16,000 already! More than Half way! Still Day Two!
Words fail me. Thank you all so much. People I don't even know (yet) have pledged more than I'd expect from a billionaire. Maybe they're billionaires, although somehow I really doubt that. I'll find out who they are when I meet some of them for lunch. I wish I could meet all of you.
And thank you for the lovely comments, too (to which I'll reply shortly). Over the years quite a few people have written to me to say that Creatures influenced them in some way. Many took up university majors or even research careers in the biological or computing sciences because of things they'd discovered for themselves (or maybe even about themselves) by playing Creatures. When I was writing that game, the marketing people at one of the potential publishers told me to "bury the science." "People aren't interested in that sort of thing." Well, I have to tell them they were wrong: some people were interested.
Anyway, I don't know what to say. Thank you seems too feeble. I'm just kind of sitting here with my mouth open...