VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby mrr19121970 » Mon May 30, 2016 7:13 am

Just backed now, I was number 58. Hopefully fully pledged quickly this time. Maybe you need to think of 'stretch rewards' too?

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby Mayhem » Mon May 30, 2016 7:38 am

As before, if you figure you need any help somewhere (any items, proof-reading etc), then let me know :)
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Mon May 30, 2016 7:45 am

mrr19121970 wrote:Just backed now, I was number 58. Hopefully fully pledged quickly this time. Maybe you need to think of 'stretch rewards' too?

Thanks for backing!
I have received a quote on Friday (I know... always at the last minute but hey - I'm Italian) but I am not satisfied with it and I have to discuss it with the printing house. On hold for a few days.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Mon May 30, 2016 7:50 am

Mayhem wrote:As before, if you figure you need any help somewhere (any items, proof-reading etc), then let me know :)

Thanks Mayhem, I will take your offer of proof reading the draft of the book. Sometimes when you read your own text it's easy to miss something obvious.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby orion70 » Mon May 30, 2016 3:35 pm

Pledged :)
Good luck with this - but I see you almost succeeded in reaching your goal!

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Tue May 31, 2016 8:35 am

FUNDED!

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby paradroid90 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:56 am

Great News, had already backed :-)
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby mrr19121970 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:26 am

How about key sized chocolates with microgramma @ for a stretch reward ??

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby litody » Tue May 31, 2016 10:28 am

Congratulations, you made it look so easy this time round :D

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby majikeyric » Tue May 31, 2016 11:06 am

Backed! 8)

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby merman » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:04 am

Excellent news. Will there be any stretch goals or other perks?

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:31 pm

Hi all, thanks for backing!

I've just added a few stretch goals to the campaign, starting from a thicker paper for the book and some UV varnish on the cover, then a nice VIC bookmark, a sticker that I'm still working on, and a few posters.

As always, comments are welcome.

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby ral-clan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Got to say - the graphic design in this book is absolutely beatiful (love the cover).

I've never backed a kickstarter before but will contribute to this one.

Just one caveat: is the text finished yet? On a page of the book revealed on the kickstarter site, the text reads that the extra holes for the PET number pad were covered on the early VIC-20 keyboards with "duct tape". I don't think this is accurate. They were covered with black electrical tape. I realize that's a nit-pick but there is a difference.
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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby oldcomputr » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:24 am

ral-clan wrote:Got to say - the graphic design in this book is absolutely beatiful (love the cover).

I've never backed a kickstarter before but will contribute to this one.


Thanks, it's amazing what a cover can do ;-)

ral-clan wrote:Just one caveat: is the text finished yet? On a page of the book revealed on the kickstarter site, the text reads that the extra holes for the PET number pad were covered on the early VIC-20 keyboards with "duct tape". I don't think this is accurate. They were covered with black electrical tape. I realize that's a nit-pick but there is a difference.


Thanks for pointing that out, I will correct that. It's not ignorance about the VIC (I actually own it and took the picture), I just thought that duct tape could be used as a synonym for electrical tape. Now I got the difference :-)

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Re: VIC 20 book on Kickstarter

Postby ral-clan » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:01 am

oldcomputr wrote:Thanks for pointing that out, I will correct that. It's not ignorance about the VIC (I actually own it and took the picture), I just thought that duct tape could be used as a synonym for electrical tape. Now I got the difference :-)


That's okay, your knowledge of English is far better than my knowledge of Italian, which is unfortunate for me as I am actually of Northern Italian ancestry.

I did submit my backing yesterday evening.
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