14 bucks project tabled January 26, 2005 12:24 AM   Subscribe

Aw, almost a year has passed since the 14 bucks project launched and it looks like bird0g hung it up before even doubling the money. I ran into this while tagging my archives, figured it was worth mentioning again.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 12:24 AM (11 comments total)

oh yeah, I had forgotten about this. thanks for the update.
posted by evening at 5:19 AM on January 26, 2005

I think matt is just trying to collect his winnings.
posted by terrapin at 6:12 AM on January 26, 2005

Here's to good intentions!
posted by greasy_skillet at 6:52 AM on January 26, 2005

Abject failure and project abandonment is worth a follow-up?

We've got a lot of work ahead of us.
posted by rushmc at 9:20 AM on January 26, 2005

The traffic spike generated by the Motley Fool mention probably blew way more than $14 out of his pocket.

ac wins?
posted by scarabic at 12:31 PM on January 26, 2005

The comments on his site are full of bot-spam.
posted by reflecked at 12:59 PM on January 26, 2005

Thanks, Matt! I remember thinking at the time that this was a sweet idea, but thought-intensive. Apparently, too much so.
posted by graventy at 1:41 PM on January 26, 2005

Matt, what did you promise to do a year ago that you haven't done?

Hint: it eats oats.

Tick tock tick tock. Just saying.
posted by Hildago at 3:54 PM on January 26, 2005

Hell yeah this is worth a follow up! I remembered the outset of this venture, and have thought about it a couple of times since.

Failure is still an outcome. I don't see what relevance its success (or lack thereof) has on it. I'm just disappointed he didn't see the thing through until April.
posted by cosmonik at 5:58 PM on January 26, 2005

Failure after a legitimate attempt, with some results, is interesting, cosmonik; failure due to laziness and quick abandonment of all effort is not (if you disagree, I have tons of projects that stumbled right out of the gate I can share with you).
posted by rushmc at 9:16 PM on January 26, 2005

I just noticed this thread
HA! I WIN! YES! So, here it comes....

posted by ac at 5:29 PM on February 20, 2005

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