WHICH WILL IT BE?
"We have backers from every continent EXCEPT Antarctica!"
"We have backers from every continent INCLUDING Antarctica!"
Both statements are really good, but we would LOVE to be able to say the second one!! We have had lot of leads about Antarctica but nothing has panned out thus far - so now is the time to reach out to your contacts and have them reach out to their contacts and then they can reach out to their contacts... Someone has to be in Antarctica!!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to all of you who have continued to spread the word. It is working! We are 107% funded with 277 backers and the donations keep rolling in! If things keep going like they are we could end up in Kickstarters hall of fame for most funded projects! That would give us wonderful publicity and look great when we start applying for grants!
We have updated our map of backers - thanks to all of you who sent us your locations! We now have added Japan, New Zealand, and Denmark. We even have backers from both Alaska and Hawaii! (but notice how sad and lonely Antactica is!)
Grady continues to practice his happy dance and hopes to be able to include the "Penguin March" in honor of Antarctica. The song suggestions for the happy dance continue to come in. Here are just a few of the suggestions we have had:
- The Impossible Dream
- New Math - Tom Lehrer
- La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
KC & the Sunshine Band... That's the Way (aha aha I like it..aha aha :)
- Beat It! - Michael Jackson
- Stayin Alive - Bee Gees
- I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
- Just Dance - Lady Gaga :)
- Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
- Let's Twist Again
- Twist & Shout
"We Are the Champions by Queen or of course Grady dancing to George Thorogood's Bad to the Bone would be... what are the words I'm looking for... very memorable!"
"Do a waltz. That will catch everyone off guard, and your lovely wife can participate."
pledged of $25,000 goal
seconds to go
Nov 27, 2011 - Jan 3, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
For $1 or more you will receive my deepest gratitude plus the option of having your name listed on a sponsors list on the Computing the Human Experience website. Additionally, you can become an Outreach Partner. We'll give you a widget you can add to your website, designating you as a Friend of Computing. Spread the word about our project in your community! Facebook it. Tweet it. Sing it from the mountain tops.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $10 or more
For $10 or more you will receive all of the above plus we will send you quarterly emails filled with updates and photos about our project, Computing: The Human Experience.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $25 or more
For $25 or more you will receive all of the above plus a Computing: The Human Experience magnet to place on your refrigerator or robot of your choice.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $30 or more
For $30 or more you will receive all of the above plus two free admissions to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
For $50 or more you will receive all of the above plus a handwritten note (remember those? It will be a collector's item someday!) from Grady thanking you for your support.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $70 or more
For $70 or more you will receive all of the above plus one year of individual membership to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, which gives you unlimited admission, a subscription to the CHM Digital Quarterly Newsletter and the digital version of Core Magazine, and priority access/free admission to CHM lectures.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
For $100 or more you will receive all of the above plus quarterly emails of Grady's speaking schedule as well as the opportunity to meet with him one on one at an event at which he is speaking (travel and expenses not included). Bring your book (he'll autograph it for you) and bring your camera (he'll take a picture with you, and post it on the Friends of Computing website).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $125 or more
For $125 or more you will receive all of the above plus a copy of the official guide to the Computer History Museum's Revolution: The First 2000 Years, an official "super geek" t-shirt, and a CHM Revolution pin.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $250 or more
For $250 or more you will receive all of the above plus a personal phone call from Grady Booch thanking you for your donation.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
5 backers Limited (15 of 20 left)
For $500 you will receive all of the above plus a one hour phone call (or a face to face meeting if it requires no travel) with Grady for you or your aspiring Computer Scientist. Talk dreams, plans, schemes and hopes. Grady will listen, advise and mentor.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
For $1000 or more you will receive all of the above plus we will put your or your loved one's name hidden somewhere in Grady's next book (it might appear in an example, in the index, or in an acknowledgement). Part of the fun is discovering where you are! Additionally, if we make the $50,000 that we need to make the timeline app, you will also receive a copy of the app.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
For $5,000 or more you will receive all of the above plus you will be able to be part of a small select Facebook group that is able to be in conversation with Grady regarding the content of our project. Additionally, if we make the $75,000 that we need to produce the teaser DVD, you will receive all of the above plus a THANK YOU during the CREDIT ROLL of the teaser.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
For $10,000 or more you will receive all of the above plus a limited edition Grady Booch bobble head/action figure! Put it next to your computer to add some supercharged mojo! (The collectable will be delivered in March; all the other other goodies will be delivered according to the schedule above).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012