Kickstarter: Crowdfunding platform or reality show?
I’m addicted to funding projects on Kickstarter. Whew. Feels good to get it off my chest. My boyfriend is fascinated by my obsession and frequently points out that half the time the funding products never arrive or they arrive incredibly behind schedule. To be honest, it doesn’t bother me at all. I share a similar sentiment to the author, who writes, “We don’t really want the stuff. We’re paying for the sensation of a hypothetical idea, not the experience of a realized product. For the pleasure of desiring it. For the experience of watching it succeed beyond expectations or to fail dramatically. Kickstarter is just another form of entertainment.”