1. [Kickstarter] made me unafraid of being open… The Kickstarter thing and the documentary that we’re doing with the Kickstarter has just taught me that there’s nothing to be afraid of. You release your stuff out. You show a piece of concept art that may or may not be in the game. It doesn’t matter. People are just like, “Oh, that’s cool!”

    People get on your side more, not get on your side less. The fear is that if it’s not perfect, you can’t show it to people because they’ll freak out. The fact is, they just feel more bought in. They feel like they’re part of the development team.

    — Tim Schafer on VentureBeat.

  2. So here’s the deal: we originally figured that by the end of the Kickstarter funding period, we’d have about 100 machine orders and we’d start putting them out in mid-March. As of a second ago, we have 360 machine orders in, and it’s only the fourth day. So we’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to fill these orders as soon as we can.

    —What happens when your project is unexpectedly overfunded. A great update from the PID-Controlled Espresso Machine project, who are you utilizing honesty and total transparency to navigate the sometimes chaotic waters of their (surprise!) massive popularity. Nicely done, guys.