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kottke.org micropatrons

In 2005, I quit my job to work on kottke.org full-time. In order to fund my efforts, I asked my readers to become my micropatrons and hundreds each gave a few dollars to support me for a year. It was Kickstarter before Kickstarter. (Sort of.)

Here's a list of the micropatrons. More than 10 years on, I'm still so thankful these folks for trusting and believing in me. Even though the experiment only lasted a year, an independent full-time kottke.org would not exist without you.

Mexijew.com, Larry Angell, Fiona Barnett, Dave Akins, Sander de Ruiter, Patrick Haney, John Nick, Kevin Fanning, Tom Dolan, David Smith, Mouser, Kevin Hale, Anton Zuiker, Andrew Phillips, Gary Slyter, The Snowsuit Effort, Terrell Russell, Kyle Ridolfo, Carlos Lowry, Mark Baker, Philipp Eigenmann, Morland, Tom Coates, PJ Doland, Jon Gales, Blork, Ryan Schroeder, Meg Hourihan, Mike Swimm, Tony Park, Brent Woods, Fraser Redmond, Stephen Price, Jedrek Kostecki, Neil Konouchi, Richard Chlopan, Nick Richards, Kelly Marks, David Hjortso, Susan O'Connor, Eric Bogs, Jon Bell, SongMeanings, iamabrokekid Blog, Tim Morgan, Ramanan Sivaranjan, Kareem Mayan, Ben Sekulowicz-Barclay, Jason Wall, Adam Michela, Alan McLeod, Anthropomorphy, Marc North, Chris Crippen, Gerrit Lansing, Neil Lee, John Brown, Dave Pensato, Alisdair McDiarmid, Caroline van Oosten de Boer, Tim, Heather Kottke Micropatron Armstrong, Colleen Wainwright, Beerzie Boy, Mike Jolkovski, Drew Bell, Mathew Patterson, Keith Williams, Hanan Cohen, Derek, David Jacobs, Peter Uchytil, Mark Husson, Emily Durand, Eric C. Snowdeal III, Charlie Miller, B. Chang, Dan Hersam, Steph Gray, Erik Benson, Joseph Gennaro Martorella, Cory Vanderjagt, Brianna Privett, Laura Frank, Bryce Benton, Nick Gaydos, Jason Clarke, Rob Iracane, Eric Thompson, Richard Wanderman, Jon Matejcek, Ballsies Dave, David Chien, James Lindsay, Stephen Voss, Kathryn Yu, Michael Sippey, Kyle Bunch, Jorge Mir, Google Blogoscoped, Anamaria Vere, Amit Runchal, Michael Buffington, Tom Carroll, Plug Ahead, Rob Elam, Neil Ford, Jamie, Coudal Micropatronage Foundation, Sue Braiden, Arena Solutions, David Rubin, Sarah Hatter, Howard Rheingold, Tom Carroll, J.D. McMillan, James Muspratt, Patricia E. Arriaza, Ravi Singh, Halvard Halvorsen, Tre Pryor, Jess McMullin, Andrew Hill, John S. Rhodes, Ben Williams, clappstar, Chris Pederick, Sean E. Keener, Brad Bice, Marcus Wetherell, Brian Short, Simon Perry, Cyril Fievet, Marco Mazzei, Sean Shaghaghi, Myra Klarman, Steve Pilon, Noah Brier, Garrett Dimon, Ryan D Pants, Eric Peacock, Ben Spicer, Megan Miller, Chuck Olsen, Ken Conley, David, Joey Willard, The Disney Blog, Bill Jennings, Waffle, Heather Champ, anatsuno, Steve Guberman, Laxman Gani, Miro Halas, Matt Silver, Andrew Murray, Maggie Mason, Bryan Mason, Paul Burdick, Peter Mahnke, Matt Jacobs, Mike Monteiro, Davezilla, Dave Fleming, John "Sending Money to Web Sites Is Fun" Gruber, Sam Waudby, Enrique Dans , Christine Castro, Jeanne Pickering, Greg Storey, Brooke Schreier Ganz, Harold Check, Matthew Wharton, Jason Hare, Sarah, Robert Occhialini, danf, Christina Sponselli, Jim Phelan, Dave Marks, Rob Jordan, Semioclast, John Schuster, Neil Ford, Jakob Heuser, Marcello Mascia, MacDara Conroy, Janelle Gunther, Ben Edwards, Marrije Schaake, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, Blake Fox, Ross Mayfield, Joel Tornatore, Ryan MacMichael, Phil Incorvia, Alicia Preston, Matt Mullenweg, Mark Malangyaon, Ross Shannon, Greg Saiki, Kathy Zant, Hans Verschooten, Paul Soulellis, Dobbs, Fauster, Anonymous, Kate Kudirka, Adam Sellke, Peter Yodso, Paul Counts, Tom Cosgrave, Dunstan Orchard, Richard Eriksson, Meg Pickard, Michael Clement, Jeremiah Sherrill, Granian, Ricardo Vacapinta, Troy Dearmitt, Reid Philpot, AsianMack Super Filter, Noah Landow, Daniel Gotilla, Jonathan D. Nolen, Gary Love, Shakeer Rahman, Jon Eben Field, Antoine Badel, James D. Cormier, Alex Ross, Andy Baio, Kevin Dern, Scott Jarkoff, John Zeratsky, Beau Lebens, Macubu, Greg Tracey, Ry Rivard, Britt Parrott, Bill Humphries, Mark McElroy, Amanda Udoff, Brian Oberkirch, Melanie Orndorff, Diederik Meijer, Stuart Ian Burns, Tom Watson, Laurie Kramer, Natala, C. Max Magee, Nadav Savio, Zach Wily, Juan, Tom Schneider, R J Keefe, Daniel Boud, Jacob Patton, Michael Simmons, Simon King, T. Casper, Christopher Warren, Noah Grey, Boom Boom Becca, Joe Stump, Paul Goyette, Sounds Are Active, Jared Christensen, Jake Walker, James Buckley, Frank Gibbons, Tara Calishain, Chetan, Mia Balaquiot, Helen Hoefele, Eliot Landrum, Patrick Tanguay, Andrew Boardman, Scott Partee, CheapStingyBastard, Sam Arbesman, Rich Hodge, Ed Costello, Lisa Beebe, Brian Josefowicz, Cherry Cappel, Nicole Stockdale, Sonny Datoy, Steve de Brun, Jake Nickell, Scott Steele, David A. Gibb, Geoff Stearns, jumpingfish, coolmel, Whatisee.org, Mike Rohde, Simon, Josette Torres, Pradeep, Paul Dickinson, Stefan Kolgen, George Mighty Micropatronizer Ranger Kelly, Ochen K, Rajah Dagstani, Martin Röll, Ian Kennedy, Andrew Chaikin, Kevin Burton, Netlash, Sean Tevis, Neville Challinger, Hodgers, Simon, Amanda Jahn, J Thomas Lowell, Ian Bellchambers, Ayush Samantroy, Jon H, cablogs.com, Jerome Herr, moleskinerie, cablogs.com, Kishore Balakrishnan, Ian Stopher, Henry Copeland, Ray Grasso, Matt Marcus, Brian Breslin, Restomania, Ganesh, Jim Brayton, Sean Voisen, Amy Kellogg, Rex Hammock, Xtian, Joe Carey, Jim McGee, Chris Jackson, Walker Hamilton, Ekkehard Knoerer, Motion Theory, Vincent Brown, Kimberly Moucha, Daniel Burka, Nick Burka, Tim Shey, Heather M. Stanfield, Clint Ecker, Michael Boyle, Rebecca Siegel, Dan Sweeney, Jesse Wright, Kevin Chang, Michael Koopman, Karsten Ehsani, Dave Vogt, Kris Bell, Clint Pidlubny, Milo Vermeulen, Meditation Blog, Thomas Laffont, Coquette, Dan Holland, Ron Robinson, Miranda Jones, Mortgages Weblog, Nedward, Eugene Wei, Olly Hodgson, Mark Strozier, Patrick Jarrett, Malcolm Ting, Justin Peck, Kraig Larson, Sander Raaymakers, Lisa Cho, Cherie, Jim Ewing, Lawrence Green, Peter Lindberg, Dinah Sanders, Keith Kin Yan, Thomas Cueni, Brad Wright, Don Rorlach, Anand, Markus Irmen, Fran Babiss, Diane Sherman, Guy Hermann, Michael Verdi, Ben Tesch, John Kepler, Jason Karolczak-Konen, Jeremy Hulette, David Sturtz, Jodi Warren, Andrew Watson, D J Dua, Mike Rivera, Heiko Hebig, Frank Giovinazzi, Clint Ecker, Megan Woo, Tom Biro, Wade Wilkinson, Allura Don't Micropatronize Me Ellington, Phu Ly, Adam Zaner, Yenra, Spiceee, Madhu Menon, Scott Greider, Philip Ashlock, Lester Nelson, Rob Bevan, James Box, EasyRew, James Townsend, Michelle Jones, Matt Clements, Joan Laguzza, AJ Schuster, Tony D Phan, Nathaniel Woodward, Lou Tamposi, David Paull, Paul Mayne, Joseph Chilcote, Javi Loureiro, Pixel, Tom Watson, Hernan Bruno, Andy Patros, Ken Ponzio, David Ely, Jason Gulledge, Betsy Devine, J. Thomas Lowell, Anthony Fedorov, Mark Loewenstein, Josh, John Pannell, Brad Choate, Gabe Bridger, Marc "Marc" LaFoy, CPROBES, Chris Puleo, Paul Mayne, Bill Snowden, Anne Bowerman, Jonah, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Patti Niehoff, Alicson, Marshall Sokoloff, Winn 'huge pimp' Elliott, Garret Keogh, Leslie Kaminoff, Theron, Mike Power, Seth Werkheiser, Alan Resendiz, Kylie Gusset, Shahid Ambia, Ed Begley III (no relation), William Drenttel, Michael Halbe, Bill Nordwall, Subsystence, Margot Sheehan, Winston Iambic Melba-Toast, Chris Tarnas, Eccentric Gardener Plant Company, Kevin Taverner, Al Abut, Daragh Sankey, Adam Simon, Timothy Appnel, Susan Batterman, Kristine, Ivar Zantinge, Mark Bridgeman, Russell Davies, Scott Beale (Laughing Squid), Javier Candeira, David Zulaica, Sweet, sweet, nothings, Jaemie Gyurik, Bernard Moon, Thomas Marban, John Rochester, Ben Saunders, Liz Hincks, Jeneane Sessum, Iain McDonald, Kenny Gurley, nosuch.org, Greg Worley, Jacob Fraser, Dan Budiac, Jason Gurley, Tiffinbox, Meri Williams, Shawn Van Briesen, Anatoly Papirovski, Richard Wu, Thom Watson, Cameron Marlow, Steve "I'm not a blogger but I play one on T.V." Gerety, Fred Furlan, Jim Bradbury, pd, Emily Petrick, Capsule9, Michael Flynn, Jr, Aaron Morris, Booga, Cam Thomas, Tony Barnecut, Paul Pierce, Amanda Wallwin, Di & Derek, Phoenix Web Design, David Achilleus, Jay Brewer, Justin Blanton, Michael Patrick Cutillo, Jason Terk, Matt Jones, Brent Goldman, Tod Mahony, Andrew, Bo Brock, cripNYC, D. Keith Robinson, Tommy Sze, Eric Hoecker, Witold Riedel, Jamie Hazlitt, Steve Pilgrim, James Lund, Tim Garrett, Allan Moult, Sumit, Patty Lin, C. Collin Cain, Lara Murphy, Nicolas Lloyd, Diana Schnuth, Chris Conroy, Jay Allen, Jesper Christiansen, Frank Kuo, Kyle Rove, Pierre Andersson, Patrick Nichols, Dan Nawara, Robert Ramsay, Rob Paterson, Aaron Wall, Seth Golub, Antonio Ferreira, Laurence Anderson, Marie Kelly, Kirsten Hudson, Ben Yates, CityRag, Derek Leverington, PuckUpdate.com, William Ryan Campbell Jr., Ara Anjargolian, Michael Koziarski, Justin Knecht, Stephen Yoch, Ron Bieber, Andy Towle, Matthew, Daniel, mark a. foltz, Chelsea, David Nestor, Third Goal - Peace Corps Stories, Apartment Therapy, Mark Tosczak, Tommy Tompkins, John Eklund, Veronica VanRy, Richard Sexton, Tom Offermann, Steve Toomey, Lincoln Souzek, Molly Moloney, AC, Joe Kaczmarek, Mr. Retentive, vix, John Athayde, Collin Brooke, Austin White, Ted Stevko, Andrew Chorney, Searching For the Moon, Justin Yoshida, Here Chris Vivion Not There, Tom Wallace, Ruben Arakelyan, Taegan Goddard, Matte Elsbernd, Roy Verhaag, Patrick Correia, HowNotToBlog.com, alex the girl, Trish Harvey, Dan Madden, Scot Campbell, Brian Meacham, Sandy J, Rod, Roland Tanglao, Wayne Surber, Mark Payne, Michelle Lee, Dave Phillips, Stuart MacMillan, Hamilton Boardman, Princeton Architectural Press, James E. Robinson, III, Virginia Murdoch, Brian Honey, Dylan Goldblatt, Scott Berkun, Craig Naples, Hassan Alamdari, Brent Palmer, Niall Kennedy, Jon Rawlinson, Kristen Elsby, Patrick Grote, Armistead Booker, Wendell Wittler, Jason Coleman, Tom Wisdom, Matt Bucher, Bill Bradford, Celina Peterson, adam kazwell, Tom O'Dea, Chris Bevan, Branille Pinkfin, Bill Holmstrom, dale, Yvonne Adams, Stephen Mekosh, Gerard Van der Leun, Tom Armitage, Thomas Hammer, Samuel Sullivan, Chris Busse, James Koh, John Keyes, Kallese, the grubbykid, Digital Nomad, Drew Williams, Serge K. Keller, Justin Lilly, Dave Allen, Tara Wheatland, Chet Yeary II, Jen Langley, Dylan Parker, John Emerson, edieraye, Afsheen, Gwen, Pravin Sathe, Domoni, Andy Hagans, Makiko Itoh, 24x7, Asher Dewhurst, DAILYPIXEL.com, Matt, Bryan McDaniel, Jeff Coburn, Heather Hesketh, !ianus keller, James McNally, Paul Clayton, Brent Palmer, Chris Sacca, Christian Niles, Myla Kent, Nicole Garton, Chris Kelley, Lee Odden, Scott Gowell, Hanni, Sophie Turner, Chris Farrell, Michael Pollack, Jeff Koke, John Olson, Ray Edwards, Planet Pat, Margaret Maloney, Joel Kotarski, Maggie Fost, Helen Hockney, Randy Ray, Guillaume FRAT, Christine Zheng, Leslie Harpold, Geof F. Morris, Eden Jaeger, teuscher chocolates, Marshall Votta, Bruno Boutot, Paul Pajo

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