What is Kickstarter?

Economics

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During the past few months I have heard several references (Tech News Today and the Linux Action Show!) to this random organization. Today, I finally went to the website after reading about a new glass touch keyboard/mouse, this new idea is suppose to mimic the feel of actually typing on your tablet or smartphone. I was amazed at the verity of different financing that people were asking for: doughnut shops, traveling actors troupe, tech items, graphic novels, music, independent photography and cinematographers. This micro financing movement is an amazing result of the digital age. What use to be a natural social event, in which patronage was requested from known individuals or large benefactors.

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Book Review: Be The People

Book Reviews, Politics

Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise by Carol M. Swain

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dr. Swain has taken on the political pundits and defeated them clearly. Instead of devolving into a heated, emotional debate, she uses polling data to back-up her commentaries on Immigration, Moral Construction, immigration, the Obama Administration and abortion. The basis of the book is one of a noble effort in that it is a call to galvanize the Christian population of America to openly discuss and debate the ideas that are being presented by the mainstream media on both sides of the aisle.