Saturday, April 22, 2017

Backwater South Africa

South Africa is a backwater, and the way that foreign companies deal with South Africans may be dismissive or "unlettered". I wanted to find out more about Kickstarter today, the international crowd-funding platform. The interaction was a classic (my input underlined):
How do I get in touch with questions?
You can reach out with your questions through this contact form. Log in.
I don’t have an account.
Okay, let's get started.  Please select the issue you’d like us to help you with.
Starting a project.
What is your question about?
Requirements. Creator eligibility.
Project creation is currently available to individuals in [a list of countries] ... Did this answer your question?
Thanks, got it!
And I am booted out.

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