Skip to main content

iPod Nano 8gb

iPod Nano 8gb - Scott Wilson’s TikTok/LunaTik iPod Nano watch idea was a huge hit on microfinancing site Kickstarter, netting the project close to one million dollars. Microfinancing platforms like Kickstarter allow people with an idea to gather funding for it by petitioning a large number of people for small investments, as opposed to getting a small number of people to each give them a larger amount of money. The Kickstarter model is based on an “all-or-nothing” premise wherein no money changes hands until the minimum pledge total is met. Kickstarter bills itself as a great way to determine public interest in a project before going through with it.

iPod Nano 8gb

The iPod Nano watch idea came about after an offhand comment by Steve Jobs about how the new Nano was so small that it could easily be worn. This got into the head of Scott Wilson of Chicago-based MINIMAL, a wide-ranging studio that develops furniture, fashion, consumer goods, and much much more. When the idea hit Kickstarter, it brought it over $600,000 in 20 hours. What was the goal for this project? $15,000. Amazing, but this is exactly the kind of public interest gauging that Kickstarter says that it provides.

As a reward for participating in this earliest round on funding for the projects, supporters received a watch kit (either the TikTok, which allows the Nano to be easily removed, or the LunaTik, which semi-permanently affixes it), depending on the amount pledged. Higher pledge amounts resulted in specialty or limited edition version, laser signed by Scott and included a pack of retail models for the lucky participants to give out to their friends (called the “Spread the Love Party Pack”).

iPod Nano 8gb

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Urban Meyer Stepping Down - Well, it appears as if it’s deja vu all over again.

Less than 12 months after retiring and then un-retiring, Urban Meyer is apparently stepping down as Florida’s head coach. There’s no word on if he will be stepping back up tomorrow.

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

According to Todd Wright of Sporting News radio, GatorUpdates.com and AOL Fanhouse‘s Brett McMurphy Meyer will announce at a 5 p.m. ET press conference Wednesday that he is resigning/retiring as the Gators’ head coach. There are no further details available at this time, other than GatorUpdates reporting over the weekend that Meyer checked into a hospital the week of the UGA game and has been undergoing tests since.

Obviously, we’ll have more on this story throughout the day and well into the night…

Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy - The mystery of Matt Cassel missing practice Wednesday coupled with the Kansas City Chiefs promoting quarterback Tyler Palko has been solved.

The team has announced that Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday morning. The Chiefs say they expect Cassel to return to work this week. Returning to work and being ready to perform well in the team’s biggest game of the season on Sunday against San Diego are two different things. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Chiefs are viewing Cassel as being questionable to play in the game.

Clearly, this is terrible timing. The Chiefs are 8-4 and would take a major step toward the playoffs with a win over the Chargers. Cassel has played very well for the past two months. If he can’t play, the brittle Brodie Croyle would face the Chiefs in his first action of the season. Croyle last played in Week 13 of the 2009 season.

Matt Cassel Undergoes Appendectomy

Cassel’s availability will come down to whether he…

Work-Related Personal Development Plans

Work-Related Personal Development Plans - Personal development refers to activities that improve self-knowledge and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-development but includes formal and informal activities for developing others, in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, coach, or mentor. Finally, as personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations.

At the level of the individual, personal development includes the following activities:

* improving self-awareness
* improving self-knowledge
* building or renewing identity
* developing strengths or talents
* identifying or improving potential
* building employability or human ca…