Forbes has an interesting piece about the perpetual slow motion trainwreck that is . In the larger view though, I think it's more an indictment of crowd-funding and the "you're paying for a promise, not a product" culture surrounding it. The article highlights a few other high-grossing crowd-funded products that never shipped or flopped spectacularly.

It turns out that announcing a brilliant idea is easy, shipping a working product is quite a bit harder.

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