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drewprops
Magnificent Basturd™
sagacious-d
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 11:31

18 months in the making, I'm happy to announce today that I have surpassed the invention of the rPhone™ by several light years.

I present to you: the rPlank™












The Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RUtUPhXryM

The Website
http://rplank.piratepalooza.com/

The Book
http://www.lulu.com/commerce/index.p...ntent=11074129

The eBook in the Apple iBookstore
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rpla...57927261?mt=11


Please enjoy, and if you like it, share it with your friends and families!

Yarrr!!!



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Steve Jobs ate my cat's watermelon.
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ezkcdude
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Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2011-08-23, 12:05

good stuff!
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Mugge
Thunderbolt, fuck yeah!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denmark
 
2011-08-23, 12:11

How can I as a prospective customer be sure that you won't abandon the plank market if the initial sales are a bit slow?

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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 12:43

That's an easy answer: support the plank!! Become a developer. One of you already has.... "Developer X" participates right here on AppleNova from time to time!!!! Let the guessing begin. I won't out "Developer X" though... that's up to him/her!!


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Steve Jobs ate my cat's watermelon.
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ezkcdude
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2011-08-23, 14:14

When does the white plank come out?
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 19:39

That's another thing! rPlank™ can be ANY color you want it to be.


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Bryson
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby
 
2011-08-23, 19:41

Assuming that Brown is what everyone wants?

Zune made that mistake, too.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 19:52

Did Zune have a Stereoscopic Zoetrope? I think NOT, sir.
Also: rPlank™ runs on UNIX.




I can't back that up.


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PB PM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
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2011-08-23, 20:11

Our office could use a few if those, do you take large orders?
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Brad
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
 
2011-08-23, 20:57

I'll believe it when it ships.

Vaporrrrrrrrrrrr warrrrrrrre! Yar.
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Brad
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Zone of Pain
 
2011-08-23, 21:22

Well, shit, Drew. I think Amazon is already trying to rip off your design.



That didn't take long.

The quality of this board depends on the quality of the posts. The only way to guarantee thoughtful, informative discussion is to write thoughtful, informative posts. AppleNova is not a real-time chat forum. You have time to compose messages and edit them before and after posting.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 21:36

DAMMIT!!!!!

But, you guys, I really did HONESTLY write a book.
It's a VERY REAL book and it has pictures and comedy and running gags and everything.... tell them, Brad, TELL THEM!!!!

There's a color softcover for $40
http://www.lulu.com/commerce/index.p...ntent=11074129

and a digital version in the iBookstore for $9.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rpla...57927261?mt=11


Buy both, times are hard for space pirates.


Frikkin' Amazon.

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Steve Jobs ate my cat's watermelon.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-08-23, 22:21

Shit. I advertised the books at the beginning. Sorry, just realized that


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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
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2011-09-14, 11:44

Here's a Press Release stating "PiratePalooza.com Announces Book About Wooden Tablet Made to Compete With Apple’s Popular iPad"


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AWR
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: State of Flux
 
2011-09-23, 07:22

A bit late to this, but a deserved bump for for the link which provided me with minutes of excellent entertainment after lunch.

Great product, stellar video launch.

A pity that the Zoetrope app is unavailable at the moment - it adds so much. Fingers crossed that another one will be available before Christmas.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-09-23, 08:59

Thanks AWR, it was a fun project FILLED with unexpected lessons. The actual exposure of the project was a disappointment. The video has been up for a month with only 2000 hits or so, and none of the technology sites picked it up. I tried to get it noticed on several with no luck. Worse yet, one seemingly well placed person* pointedly ignored several great opportunities to mention it, and other Facebook "friends" who I felt pretended it never existed. One of those folks is raising money on kickstarter for a book of his own and I gave $30 to his project yesterday just so that I wouldn't be the smaller person.

So many lessons about how hard it is to create something viral, and to expect your friends to help. The Internet is a busy, busy place.

I'm going to write an article about the experience, but for now I'm on to new things. :/


* nobody here, for the record


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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2011-10-15, 08:20

Not sure when it happened, but the book is now available from Amazon.com!

Also from Barnes & Noble online.

The Amazon page has a good "Click to Preview" of a lot of pages from the book


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