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Help Jason Scott, creator of the computer history documentaries "BBS" and "GET LAMP",  produce three more documentaries at once.
Help Jason Scott, creator of the computer history documentaries "BBS" and "GET LAMP", produce three more documentaries at once.
573 backers pledged $118,801 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Andrew Stephen 1 day ago

      The first two Kickstarters I backed were documentaries, and both are nearing release. The only documentary I felt I lost money on was the 8 Bit Generation pre-order, and thanks to you even that was not lost. Without crowd funding some of my favourite documentaries may never have been made. The problem isn't that Kickstarter doesn't work for documentaries, it's backers with unrealistic expectations.

      P.S. Still more updates than comments, and most positive. It's not because you're lucky or blessed, it's because you have earned our trust. I look forward to seeing these documentaries when they're ready and not a day earlier.

    2. Creator Armando Fox 1 day ago

      Thanks for update. As long as we backers still get the films when they're done, take the time you need to get them right!

    3. Creator Dax Jacobson 2 days ago

      I have patience and 40+ other K.S. projects to worry about, I support what you have been up to at - I check your Twitter once in a while too; so sorry re your taxes and car!

      I hope you hurry up only so you can do more Kick-starters after this three Pack.

    4. Creator Christopher Masto 5 days ago

      Hoping for a progress update. It seems unlikely these films will suddenly emerge in December (which I understand was a wild guess) after months of radio silence, so could you just let your backers know where things stand and maybe when we can expect to see the first episodes?


    5. Creator Michael on November 13

      Any previews to share?

    6. Creator John Redford on October 10

      Hello Jason,
      You said when you started that this would be a big undertaking, and four years later, you were sure right! I'm still interested in the project, though, and would be satisfied if only one of them came out. Can you prioritize whichever one is closest to completion? My preference would be the 6502 one, but they all looked interesting. Hope that you can finish one before bigger projects take you away! Regards, John

    7. Creator Matthew on November 2, 2014

      Jason, it's been over six months since the last update. Can we get a project update, please?

    8. Creator Frank Buss on September 7, 2014

      Hi Jason. How's it going with the documentaries?
      I wonder if the 6502 is the oldest CPU still in production. Recently I found out that it is in production again. Not one of these new-fashioned SMD packages, but in the original big PDIP-40 package. You can buy it at… , the datasheet is from 2013. It has some new opcodes, but all the old opcodes, too, and it should be hardware compatible. Except for the illegal opcodes, it might work if you plug it in a 30 year old C64. Maybe I should try it :-)

    9. Creator Jason Scott on May 9, 2014

      I am very lucky and very blessed with this situation.

    10. Creator Andrew Stephen on May 8, 2014

      I've been going through some of the Kickstarters I've backed and realised you're the only one with more updates than comments :)

    11. Creator Anton Shepelev on February 8, 2014

      Hello, Jason. You might be interested in Soviet arcade machines:

    12. Creator Drew Wallner on January 9, 2013

      Just watched the ARCADE preview footage, looking fantastic dude (you're totally driving me towards finally getting a full frame camera). The footage from Luna City though, damn...right "in the feels." This series is going to be an emotional as well as nostalgic ride.

    13. Creator Oliver Jones on January 13, 2012

      I would totally give you more money for documentaries on any of the following subjects: the demo scene, the old warez scene, phreaking, Unix history, early Internet history, 8bit computer/console and PC DOS games/shareware history, etc.

    14. Creator Dan Campbell on October 29, 2011

      I just found out about and saw Get Lamp a few days ago, and came over here to support in my small way.

      FWIW, I concur with Chris Sanyk below. Feelies are nice, but temporary. The art is immortal.

    15. Creator Jeff Karpinski on October 25, 2011

      Your timing is impeccable as I'm currently re-living my 6502 youth by building an Apple 1 clone from scratch. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    16. Creator TsaSzymborska (deleted) on October 25, 2011

      Woot! Congratulations Mr. Scott!

    17. Creator Chris Sanyk on October 24, 2011

      Congratulations on hitting your goal! Jason, just my two cents on what to do with any overage -- go for more content. I personally don't care for extra packaging. A nice DVD/BD (if you must do BD), with a standard size case that will fit nicely on my shelf with all my other DVDs and not f*ck up my shelving scheme is all I need. More interviews, more content. That's where I'd like you to put the money, for whatever say I have in the matter. Best luck to you on all three projects!

    18. Creator Anna Newman on October 18, 2011

      Donation in loving memory of the 1/2" tape I used to thread through the Sun 3/280 every morning at Coherent Thought, my first job out of college. And who knew Reed Hastings, that hot shot new guy with crumbs in his keyboard, would go on to such things... ;)

    19. Creator Ashley Burton on September 24, 2011

      It's a lot of money to out up for all three but based on the quality of your other films it'll be worth it - good luck with the funding and good luck with all the Skype conversations you're going to be having! I'll try and come up with something worth talking about before I take up the option.

    20. Creator Mungewell on September 22, 2011

      You never forget your first computer; mine was the 6502 based Vic20 and I spent many hours pouring over manuals, books and the most beautiful flip book assembly guide (which I still have & treasure).

      To many of my generation that was a true special time and I look forward to seeing it immortalized on film^m^m^m^m tape.

    21. Creator Chris Ambrose on September 20, 2011

      Jason, I'm looking forward to your next set of film projects, especially 6502. The ignition system in my 1987 Nissan Sentra was built around a 6502, which is a testament to the adaptability, ruggedness, and just plain coolness of this wonderful microprocessor (nevermind that it was also the heart of many of the classic PCs that we all grew up with).

    22. Creator Eden Crow on September 19, 2011

      OK - so your saying no to a download then?
      Makes sense though - will just buy on release as well as give a small pledge.
      Thanks and all the best!

    23. Creator Jason Scott on September 19, 2011

      The purpose of the kickstarter is to raise the significant funds needed to mount these documentaries. Every bit helps, so if you would prefer to pledge a smaller amount, that makes sense.

    24. Creator Eden Crow on September 19, 2011

      Hi Jason - Is it possible to have a smaller amount than $100 which gets you all three films but to download rather than physical?

      Thanks and I really wish you all the best!

    25. Creator Eden Crow on September 17, 2011

      If only I had $250 right now...

    26. Creator casty on September 16, 2011

      I really like your movie asking for donations, Godspeed!

    27. Creator Jason Scott on September 16, 2011

      There will never be a situation where I won't sign something I've made like this. You want it signed, it's signed, and that goes for any that are bought.

    28. Creator Vince Mulhollon on September 16, 2011

      Autographed copies of the deluxe packaging, much like I got for the BBS documentary?

    29. Creator David Tyler Hunt on September 15, 2011

      We talked briefly about the 6502 at Defcon - can't wait.

    30. Creator Elliot Salmons on September 15, 2011

      I'm stoked! Your last two were brilliant and I've been thinking about Arcade since we chatted about it about...uhm....7 years ago?!? Can't wait!

    31. Creator Ari Braginsky on September 14, 2011

      So glad this is moving forward. Looking forward to all three. Can't wait to find out what the deluxe packaging entails :)