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Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
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Posters Shipping!

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Happy Wednesday. The first batch of posters left Los Angeles today, courtesy of our fulfillment vendor, Shipwire. I'm cc-ed on all email updates about shipping, so when my phone started blowing up with email notifications I knew the first batch had just gone out.

When your poster ships, you will get an email with a tracking number. If anything happens on the way--your poster gets stepped-on, caught in a second round of the #hellastorm--let me know and I can send you a replacement. One of the joys of this Kickstarter was getting to know how many hands touch something we buy on the internet. To get to you, your poster:

  • - Was designed on my laptop while I sat on my big comfy brown couch
  • - Reviewed by Katy Dickinson and Dr Susan Rodger
  • - Reviewed and test-printed by our local union printshop, Abracadabra Printing 
  • Reviewed by me at the shop 
  • - Printed and boxed by Abracadabra's
  • - Carried to a Lyft whose driver got me up the hill to my apartment 
  • Hand-rolled by volunteers and put into tubes from my local shipping shop
  • - Shipped in 25-tube boxes to Los Angeles to our fulfillment vendor
  • - Unloaded by FedEx employees at the fulfillment warehouse
  • - Unpacked by their warehouse staff, slapped with some postage (current record: a $58.58 international shipping charge; sheesh. I am sure where you live is beautiful, but gosh it is in the boonies.)
  • - Right now each poster is being loaded onto another truck, where it will go to another warehouse
  • - Your local mail-carrier will deliver it to you around 12/22.

All of this is to say: I have a new appreciation for how "free shipping" elides the work of 30 people who touch any package before it gets to a home. I do not mind including the price of shipping in the price of an item--as a consumer, I prefer it--but I have a more real understanding of who is involved in the great work of ecommerce.

On a more practical note, if you feel so inclined, I would love to share photos of the posters on your walls. I have already asked anyone getting a free deck or poster to mail me a photo of them. Those of you who paid for your decks/posters and still want to share your sweet digs, message me and I will do a celebratory post sharing pictures. Also, if anyone used/uses the holiday cards, I would love to see how some of those turned out.

Happy holidays and safe shipping.

Tasha Turner, Debra M. Duke, and 1 more person like this update.

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    1. Tasha Turner
      Superbacker
      on December 17, 2014

      Fascinating. It's amazing how much being a backer one learns thanks to creators who share their process. Thank you and your team for going through all this effort around the crazy holiday season.