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Neil Young’s high-definition portable music player Pono is just about $34,000 shy of hitting $5 million in pledged contributions on Kickstarter, and the project still has 17 days to go. Pono surpassed its $800,000 funding goal on day one, and is now the fourth-most successful Kickstarter project ever in terms of money raised, just behind the Veronica Mars movie, the Ouya game console and the Pebble smart watch.

  1. I applaud Neil Young’s effort to bring back ‘music’ to the masses. The project had promised to outstrip Pebble which raised $10M+ as the most successful KickStarter project but it has been virtually stopped in its tracks by the vitriol of the technical establishment with what amounts to bullying tactics in the technical online press. And no doubt to a big sigh of relief from the Silicon Valley technocrati. By comparison, there has been no such outcry about the recent HDMI 2.0 standard with a 1536KHz/32-bit digital audio capability!

    See the respective kicktraq records here:
    https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1003614822/ponomusic-where-your-soul-rediscovers-music/

    and here:
    https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android/

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