Thanks to all of you, WE ARE SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!!!
We are 121% funded at $30329.66!!!! We have 349 backers from 22 countries!
So what is next? Well, now the hard work starts! We will work on fulfilling all of our promises to you. We will launch our lecture series, create a number of "Ask Grady" videos, and we will research and write a book. We also will be fulfilling your rewards!!!
Kickstarter will be sending you a survey which you will need to fill out with your contact information so that we can deliver your rewards. Even if you are not receiving a reward through the mail, we would appreciate it if you would provide us with your location - that information will help us show funders that computing truly is a global story! For those of you receiving rewards from the Computer History Museum, that portion of your reward will be sent to you through their gift store and so expect more than one mailing with your rewards.
Oh yes, I am working on my happy dance and will soon have it posted on YouTube. (How did I let my wife convince me to agree to this...it seemed like such a good idea at the time!?!)
Once again, thank you so very much for your generous support of Computing: The Human Experience. I am deeply touched.
And now the journey continues!
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