Scott Shackford on Kickstarting Technological Innovation


Three-year-old crowd-funding site Kickstarter is not just for the creative class. Tech innovators are attempting to use the tool to draw attention (and potential backers) to hardware projects like new game consoles and video cameras. Scott Shackford takes a look at the Ouya, the oddly-named game console that has racked up $8.5 million in contributions from potential players and developers. Will it ever actually see the light of day—or the television screens of those who have pre-ordered it?