On the Problem with Patronage
But, I would also like to think I am not an idiot.
The world has been around a long time. And there are many different creative fields. And those fields have existed for a long time.
Ideas, well, they are a dime for -- are you kidding, I don't need any change?! Who uses change?! I could give you 1000 ideas for free. You can literally just sit there and spout off ideas for hours and it costs nothing. You have limitless immediate access to a functionally infinite number of ideas.
The thing is, that's not what creativity is about. Creativity is about effective, artistic, implementation. And that dear readers, is in mighty short supply.
Let me be clear! I do not doubt that the majority of projects that are backed will be finished. Anyone can fulfill an obligation and walk a road until it ends.
Let me illustrate it by talking about movies. There is a huge vetting process involved in film. You have to be a good proven writer, you have to be a good proven director, hundreds of talented people are involved. And yet most movies are just. . . meh.
So what do you get when you take a bunch of people who have an idea (which I can't get up and go to the bathroom without tripping over) who have no experience in not only producing/making ideas but doing it well?
I think most people are aware of this, and it's why the most successful Kickstarters are from those people who are proven veterans.