Tuesday, October 12, 2010

1,000 people sign the Plan 28 pledge

A few moments ago I checked the Plan 28 pledge page to find that it had passed the 1,000 people mark. That took just 6 days. Thank you to everyone who's pledged so far (Peter Zuidhoek was the 1,000 person).

But even more heartwarming than the 1,000 are the comments people have been leaving on the page. You can read them all on the pledge page, but here are a few highlights. Many people have said that they'll pledge more than $10/£10/€10, with some going as high as $1,000. Brilliant.

Worth it just for the first step. Do it for the next generation. -- Matt Doar

Put me down for a hundred quid. -- Aidan Karley

I have been hoping for years that someone would do this. I contributed to the construction of the Difference Engine and am proud to be able to contribute here. -- Raymond Woodward K3VSA

I'll pledge $100 - Roston McGregor

Great idea and willing to pledge more 50$ when the time comes -- Marcus Jaeger

Great endeavor, sign me up for $50 USD. -- Robert Huwar

I'd love to see this in action. I've seen the Difference Engine 2 at the Computer History Museum, and it's absolutely beautiful. I'm happy to pledge $1000. -- Eric Uhrhane

I hope this happens! $100 is yours. -- Christopher MacMurray

I will happily pledge way more than the $10. Best of luck. -- Noah Gildersleeve,

I'd love to see this happen. I pledge $100. -- Laurence Gonsalves

Your pledges and comments are marvelous. Keep 'em coming!

PS If you want to know what this is all about visit Plan 28 or read The 100-year leap.

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1 comment:

RBerenguel said...

I hope this works out as it should. Go on! Only 49000 to go :)

Cheers,

Ruben (mostlymaths.net)