Update #3 originally posted August 25
I’ve just been answering a few of the questions I’ve received, and some of them have a common answer:
Q: Will my signed book be inscribed to my Kickstarter handle or can I change it?
A: If you’re getting this book for someone else, or you want a name change from your Kickstarter name, I will make sure that’s updated when I get your shipping information.
Q: Can Punk Mathematics be shipped internationally?
A: It looks like international shipping adds between $5 and $12 based on how far your country is from the US. If you are outside of the US, please consider adding a few bucks to your contribution for shipping costs. Classical game theory suggests you shouldn’t voluntarily pay more, so this is a minor experiment in behavioral game theory.
Q: Does the $20 backing include the pdf?
A: Yes. That level gets you a book, along with everything you’d get from contributing $9.
Q: What license will the book and additional content be published under?
A: For sure, I’d like to release the book under the Attribution, Share-Alike license. I’m reserving judgment on Non-Commercial for when I understand a bit more (it’s not my first book but it is my first for publication).
Q: You’re sold out of Package X. Will there be more available?
A: Give me till tomorrow. The overfunding means I have more time to work with and I’d like to accommodate another couple of rewards to use that time.
OMG! Just a few more days!
Update #2 originally posted on August 19
Update #1 originally posted on August 7
I’ve been spending a lot of time doing two things this week: staring at this web page with my jaw hanging open, and pondering how to raise Punk Mathematics to a level 548% (as of this writing) of what I first had in mind.
I’m still reworking my timeline (including when different rewards will activate) and I’ll soon have a FAQ addressing your comments and messages. For now I wanted to add two rewards:
SOME FREAKIN’ BUTTONS
The first time I uploaded this project, I forgot I needed a logo. I whipped up a cute but way-too-Descendants icon, which stayed up for about three minutes before David replaced it with the current design. It says everything, in four characters. I want to see those four characters on shirts and bags and blazers and blouses, so everyone at the $2 level and above gets a button as soon as we can ship ‘em out. Buttons!
THE TRAVELING SALESMAN PACK
I’m apportioning some of the overfund to a modest travel budget. This show has got to get out on the road! In Spring 2011, I will hit the rails, doing a show for backers who take this reward level, and visiting whoever else I can along the solution to the routing problem. Routing!
It’s funny: Even though numbers are my friends, I can get nervous around them when they’re prefixed by a $ sign. But when I reload this page (and, I will admit, gulp a little) I see a number encoding nearly five hundred people with the curiousity to back a vision. Bad ass.
Less than three,
It took 18 hours for this project to fund, and 36 hours for me to have the slightest idea what to say.
You, network, have rocked my world. On Thursday I asked the internet, “Hey, should I write this book? It’s been kicking around in my head for a while.” And then you people show up: the Avatars of “YES!”
You rock! You have my gratitude! You… are expecting a book! I better get to work, but do continue to spread the word: as funding and backers move from YES to HELL YES levels, the designs become grander, the interaction more satisfying, the research deeper, and the mathematical stunts… more dangerous!