Re: multimillionaire seeks funding?
"Yeah, they should use bank loans like everyone else."
Why not? Instead it's asking an already indebted population to take the risk.
"Geez, FFS, I can see that you've never owned your own business before."
Gosh, haven't I? Or maybe I just didn't expect people to pay in advance.
"The vast majority of business is run this way. The only difference with Kickstarter is that anyone can get involved. "
Yeah, like Neal Gaiman's wife. That wasn't parasitic of her, at all.
"I think it's a fucking good idea and I wish more business was conducted in this way. That way we might get a lot fewer turkeys as well."
No; not if you pasue to think about it. The way we traditionally do business is that if a turkey is released, nobody buys it and the company take a loss and maybe go under. With kickstarter, you can deliberately release a turkey, send out all those 'free' copies to people who paid in advance, then pocket the cash and laugh. It is NOT good for quality. Furthermore, the free-for-all way it operates positively encourages scam artists.