first time posting here, not really aware of what has been going on.
The last email I received was on the 6th of November, basically saying I can build the thing that I already payed a pledge for. Not a very positive piece of information honestly.
I understand building a hardware project is difficult.
I understand completing a crowdfunded project even more difficult (estimates are based on lowballing material resource requirements, not time or effort spent)
I don’t understand how difficult setting up a satellite network, so it’s redundant to say it’s difficult.
But I am still interested in receiving periodical updates on my email. At least every 3 months there should be a status update. Remember, we made a pledge not because we need the lantern, but because we believe in the idea. We will tolerate a vague amount of vague setbacks, but what we will not tolerate is a lack of communication that is interpreted as not taking your original backers seriously.
I am still hoping this project reaches it’s full completion and that it has a place in the future of humanity.