[Gta04-owner] New Phoronix article on Gta04

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Mon Jul 16 03:31:25 CEST 2012

Christ van Willegen <cvwillegen at gmail.com> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:38 AM, Joshua Judson Rosen
> <rozzin at geekspace.com> wrote:
> > So, where are the $60 T-shirts?
> The ones saying 'I wanted to buy a GTA04 but all I got was this lousy
> T-shirt!' ?
> :-) for the humor-impaired.

Well, I might pay $20 or $30 for one of *those*. For $60, I expect
something with a logo ;)

Like what I'd get in return for a donation to National Public Radio,
Creative Commons, FreedomBox Foundation, or whatever. So, yeah--
if it wasn't obvious, I was actually serious.

In general `T-shirt sales' terms, $60 is a little on the high side, but
it's not really outlandish at all to `donate $60 to a cause and get
a T-shirt as a thank-you gift', e.g.:

     https://creativecommons.net/donate/ ($50 min. donation to get a CC shirt)

     http://kck.st/hywKB2 ($75 min. donation to get a FreedomBox shirt)

In all seriousness.., I really do wonder whether it'd be worthwhile
for Nikolaus to try selling expensive T-shirts via zazzle.com
or such. How much would you pay for a T-shirt that subsidised
GTA04 development? And how expensive would they actually have to be
in order to provide a minimally-useful financial subsidy?

There'd need to be some sort of nice image to put on the shirts,
of course--I'm pretty sure that someone here would be both willing
and able to help produce that if it doesn't yet exist (e.g.: I would).

So, what do you say?

"Don't be afraid to ask (λf.((λx.xx) (λr.f(rr))))."

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