The ‘This should have been taken down by now’ pro­ject of the month

SOME PROJECTS ARE SO BLA­TANTLY NOT ABOUT CRE­AT­ING REAL PROD­UCTS THAT IT’S EM­BAR­RASS­ING.

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Ul­tra Pass­word Cube A ME­CHAN­I­CAL PASS­WORD GEN­ER­A­TOR OR A PHOTO GALLERY…? tinyurl.com/tla78-ul­tra | Goal: $60,000 | Raised: $1,738 from 19 back­ers | RRP: $80

Ac­cord­ing to the creator of the Ul­tra Pass­word Cube, the best way to try to get peo­ple’s at­ten­tion on a crowd­fund­ing site is to of­fer nu­mer­ous wildlife-pho­tos as re­wards for fund­ing in the form of cal­en­dars, wall prints and mugs. Seems as though the pro­ject is as much a pub­lic­ity stunt for some guy called An­thony We­ston as it is to pro­mote an ac­tual prod­uct. Need­less to say, we think it’s a bit of a dud, but the idea they were float­ing is al­most as ridicu­lous as the cam­paign. Pass­words are hard to re­mem­ber, es­pe­cially since we’re en­cour­aged to cre­ate ran­domised ones. Well, this invention is ba­si­cally a Ru­bik’s cube, but in­stead of colours, each square has a se­lec­tion of three sym­bols on it. Now, we should stress that this is only ‘use­ful’ for cre­at­ing pass­words, not for re­mem­ber­ing them, and you’re ab­so­lutely bet­ter off in­vest­ing in a pass­word man­ager to do both the cre­at­ing and re­mem­ber­ing for you. Ba­si­cally, give this pro­ject a wide berth.

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