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Learn what you need to make just about anything - a product, an invention you've been dreaming about, or even a maker business.
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David Lang

2,582 backers pledged $49,483 to help bring this project to life.

Wow. Just wow.

Thank you all so much. 150 backers in 24 hours. I'm incredibly humbled.

I was walking through TechShop yesterday and a friend, who had seen the project video, jokingly commented that I was internet famous. Hardly, I thought to myself, but we shared a laugh. He continued, "What's that quote? That 'on the web, everyone will be famous to 15 people.'"

I hadn't heard that before, but it turns out to be Clay Shirky's twist on the famous Andy Warhol theory.

Last night, I thought a little more about the quote. And specifically about you. If this is it for me - my "15 People of Fame" - then I'm the luckiest guy ever. I'm really grateful to be on this adventure with you folks. I know we're going to have fun, and learn a lot, too.

I had set the goal at $2,500 because I thought that was the support I needed to finish the book - the monetary equivalent of 100 True Believers. Well, we obviously got there. And in less than 24 hours. That blows me away.

To keep the momentum going, I wanted to share with you my Wildest Dream Goal, which is to get to 1,000 backers. I love the idea of 1,000 more makers joining the movement, and 1,000 more dream inventions and product ideas coming into the world.  Let's do this!

Gratefully yours,


    1. Creator rkt88edmo on January 11, 2013

      Thanks, figured as much from other descriptions but I've learned that the packages are literal :)

    2. Creator David Lang on January 11, 2013

      Yup! I'll add that to the FAQ

    3. Creator rkt88edmo on January 11, 2013

      Is the E-book early release part of True Believer package?