Kickstarter Is the Digital Equivalent of Begging On the Street

By Sam Gibbs on at

Kickstarter is a great idea to crowd source small, actually useful projects, but it’s become a bit like a digital begging ground of late. Instead of signs on the street saying “will work for food”, these days its as if you’ve got the online homeless holding signs with “will kickstart for six figures” printed on them. Pay people oodles of money for some crummy idea that’ll never work anyway – that’s progress.

The Oatmeal State of the Web spring collection is out, including such gems as “Dear Valve: Please make a gaming console”; why Google Goggles will mean no one will ever sleep with you again, and Facebook paid how much for Instagram? Genius, yet again. [The Oatmeal]