>On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:41:11 -0700, John Larkin ><jjlarkin@highNOTlandTHIStechnologyPART.com> wrote: > >>On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:26:37 -0700 (PDT), RichD <email@example.com> wrote: >> >>>Yesterday, I was on a college shuttle bus. The driver >>>was telling a passenger about the alumni donors, that >>>you have to give a billion $ to get your name on a >>>monument; "Do you know how much is a billion? >>>It's about a hundred million" >>> >>>Are bus drivers allowed to vote? This explains much. >> >>Bus drivers don't need to know this stuff. It's more disturbing when journalists >>and politicians are obviously innumerate, which they generally are. >> >>Could be the driver was being ironic with that busload of college brats. > >If you want to feel sad, read some of the comments on this: > >http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/04/26/plug-it-on-the-window/ > >I hope most of them are 'plants' by some amoral marketing firm. I'd >hate to think that many people are so innumerate. > >All they need to do is to solve a couple of "technical problems". >Kettles and toasters from something the size of a hockey puck. 8-(
That's great. A new way to make a comfortable living without much work: make up ideas like this, get crowdsource funding, repeat as needed.
Maybe there was a reason that private investment and going-public fund raising had some rules.