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This project was successfully funded on November 10, 2011.

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ACCURACY & DELIVERY

Everyone should have their clock by our account and right around now is a great time to confirm the accuracy of the annual hand at the 6 o'clock position. If you have not received your clock, want to learn how to set it manually, or have any other questions...

scott@thepresent.is

BATTERY LIFE

Two fresh batteries should last somewhere between four to six years but no one really knows honestly. These are the first annual clocks that have been turned on so the running time of two AA batteries is something we're going to discover together.

RESETTING

If for some reason you ever need to reset it, be sure to pull the batteries out for at least 30 seconds. The instructions were printed in the box prior to the final software update and it should be noted that it now takes 30 seconds of the batteries outside the unit for a full reset.

THE FULL MOON SERIES // THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT

I miss making the series about ThePresent. I'm considering launching another Kickstarter campaign to continue the series on the New Moon going forward. The series would concentrate on the philosophy of annual time and chronicle the future of the present. Perhaps the series could even help bring ThePresent to a larger market. Do you think that sounds like a good idea?

OWN THEPRESENT orders ship within 48 hours!

Right now they are $299. I'm considering a $365 price that includes shipping worldwide. Knowing the quality and rarity of the item, would you consider $365 a fair price for one of the worlds first annual clocks?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Do you think there will ever be any kind of demand for annual time beyond these 2000 pieces? If there was a lower cost commercial version of the annual clock, what do you think would be the right retail price? I appreciate candor.

TALKING ABOUT TIME

I spoke to an audience of people about ThePresent for PSFK, how did I do? I wanted to communicate the right brain left brain idea effectively. ThePresent is time for your right brain, The Right Time!

NO TIME ZONES

Send me a photo of ThePresent sometime. For me, seeing a clock on someones wall is like seeing a dream come true for the first time over and over again. Also, it struck me recently that time zones simply do not apply to annual time. It is a time beyond time zones! 

SOMETHING

I have gotten a lot of requests from people wanting to know about something. I have not forgotten and plan on figuring out how to make something happen soon. 

LIVING WITH THEPRESENT

I had the pleasure of being invited into a handful of homes throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn prior to the Solstice for a series of portraits of ThePresent. It was an adventure I'll never forget and it has been a boundless source of inspiration. Thank you to everyone who was kind of enough to invite me over for a visit.

I hope you're enjoying the present, I'm just now getting the hang of it.

thanks for reading  //  scottthrift 

scott@thepresent.is

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Shipping ThePresent

Over 500 annual clocks begin shipping on the morning of Monday, March 4th.

This will account for all backers in The United States.

If your address has changed since the September 2012 survey

and you have not already contacted us 

do so asap before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, March 1st

Attention all international backers:

Next week the remaining 200 backer clocks will be assembled and prepared for shipping. Because of the inherent complexity of getting 200 clocks to 27 countries, each international backer will be contacted separately regarding shipping & customs procedures beginning next week.

WRAPPING UP

I finished a video last night that finally wraps up thepresent.

We made it happen! 

Thank you for everything.

Scott Thrift

Maybe the next update features your clock?

Share your clock number & photos of ThePresent with #ownthepresent http://www.facebook.com/ownthepresent 

*if your name is not in the credits, let me know!

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