What I would agree with is that since they're not collecting $$$ until they ship, there's no risk. But that doesn't mean the term "backer" is misleading. Any early adopter of a new product would be a "backer" of its adoption.
I really liked the product page breakdown – sort of rudimentary, but pretty helpful. I'd be really interested in seeing more launches/product pages dissected like this.
Anyone know of a blog/site/resource that does this type of thing on the regular?
If you want to add more detailed feedback in the comments section on my post (or here) I'll be happy to dig into it more.
Has anyone actually pre-ordered that might have more feedback?
The dissection was nice as well.
Most of the techy articles I read on HN I wouldn't bother forwarding to my non-techy friends or family; this however I would share for the "Wow! The geeky future!" factor.
I was looking for more of a how people got to the site etc.. but i suppose it was mostly just [YC] > [HN/Reddit] > [TechCrunch] > [Twitter].
please stop removing my comment on your blog. im trying to ask a question and you keep deleting it.
Sorry for the trouble. Bleeding edge :-/