Walt Jeffries will be able to receive money via Kickstarter for completion of his Vermont butcher shop. I probably will wait a bit to see what Kickstarter is all about, and I'm not clear on why he qualified on the second try but not the first.
I've the vague idea that the JOBS bill which just passed with bipartisan support is somehow related to Kickstarter, at least at the minimum encouraging small enterprises to get investment dollars. It's all about reducing "friction", as some blogger I just read said (he was able to use an Apple app to buy something from an Apple store in 2 minutes without going to the salesclerk).
It's an amazing world.