The one-week check-in on the scholarship
Before the holiday, I started the Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship Drive after my co-author Dave lost out in an internet polling for a $10k blogging scholarship (an outcome which still makes me angry). Anyway, in response to suggestions I launched the drive, and I offered to match the first $500 in contributions, someone else set up a tracker widget on Pledgie…
So, a second and probably final pitch: all contributions go to Dave except what Paypal skims.
We’re actually somewhat ahead of that, by at least my match. This whole thing fills me with happiness towards humanity (which if you know me is probably disconcerting) but the way that whole poll saga unfolded left me pretty disappointed and angry… and to see this directly positive and helpful response from the community, both in the suggestion and the follow-up, is heartening.
Instead of being click-based, this is merit-based, where you can directly contribute to his college education and down the road, when Dave posts some gigantic, awesome economic analysis of player contributions or team win values, you can read it and think “I helped with that”.
Unless he gets into Ayn Rand and leaves us all to the free market or something. I’ve obviously bet against that myself, so… join me in contributing.
And again — if you want to give Dave some cash directly, email us and we’ll work something out. Contributions are not tax-deductible because I have no idea how to arrange that on short notice.
And let’s not rehash the scholarship voting here. If you want to support this, that’s great, and if you don’t, or you want to hate on the winner, this is not the place.
Or here’s the original paypal button if you think Pledgie is Sketchie or something.