In the past year he has persuaded individuals to donate $39,900 to allow him to blog full time. But the blogger has come to the conclusion that he is lacking the traffic to become a true, full time pro.
Actually his revenues look promising for a one-man venture, especially considering the fact that Kottke didn't offer any advertising (he feared the conflict of interest) and solicited funds for only three weeks.
Surely someone with a better business instinct will pick up where Kottke has left and prove that a regular blog can feed a family. And then I'm talking about a true blog, not the news websites that hide under the blogging banner such as Engadget or Gizmodo.
Could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to wearable tech
Don't require the rare material being mined from the mountains of South America
IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence
Found by calculating the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars