Why do people back this shit /g/?
I like how they talk about how they intend it to be used with a tv, but it doesn't even have composite video out. Because we just assume everybody in poor underdeveloped countries have access to hdtvs.
Girl Genius is good. I read quite a bit of it when I was younger. Maybe you spend so much time on 4chan that you assume it's some "gurls can be smart too" feminist nonsense, but that's a legitimately good comic. It's a fun, nerdy steampunk adventure. Or "gaslamp fantasy," as the author and literally no one else calls it.
Don't compare Girl Genius to this crap, please. This is bullshit that is inferior in every way to existing products and is marketed based on guilt. Girl Genius is cool.
It looks like a butt plug.
Does it at least have VGA? I believe most TVs have VGA, not that I've owned a TV in ten years.
For some reason the video doesn't work on my PC. It's about the size of a postage stamp. For anyone else, the same video is on Youtube:
>Almost 5 billion people do not have computers. A computer can mean access to information, health, livelihood, and jobs in our global economy. It is opportunity, if you can only access it.
Well no fucking shit, if they really cared about impoverished niggers with no access to muh intranetz they would make it a cheap "generic black box" they despise so much to bring down the price of added RCA output.
Also ditch the usb3.0, who the fuck in africa/india will use usb 3.0 in the next decade
>Proud, steampunk, Harry Potter-esque, thick, SMART girl with a popped left boob.
It's been a long time since I've read it. I don't remember it being like that at all. You can boil any character down to a list of obnoxious traits, but I enjoyed the comic and it is quite popular and well-received.
Even if you hate the comic, it isn't Kickstarter baiting. It has fans who would support it no matter what the video says.
>almost 5 billion people don't have computers!
>a $170 Raspberry Pi will fix that!
>isn't even more affordable than a second hand laptop.
>doesn't even have composite out, something a shitty 3rd world tv would most likely have.
OP, people back this shit because people are retarded. all kickstarter is now is just people shitting out variations of the same "revolutionary" ideas or seeing who can pander hardest to the feelings of "privleged" people. every once and a while a gem comes through, but it's rare.
y'all don't get that this actually is about the software package. from what they tell me, I expect it to be great.
they should make it freedums to give back to the linux community
Old ones do though.
I don't have a macbook.
Plus, very, very different contexts.
When you're trying to get a computer to as many impoverished people as possible, 170 is insane.
TVs are shit for computers. They suck at displaying text, especially the old TVs this crap will hook up to. On my TV, which is only about five years old, you have to jack the font size way up to be able to read it.
Notice that their demo uses an actual computer monitor, not the sort of TV the people will actually use.
Then put the software package on non-shit hardware and focus on the software.
And I'm really skeptical it will be any good. Will it be stable? Will it be fast? The UI is dumbed down, but is it actually easy to use? Doesn't it hide necessary power?