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Days of Delay —

Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 11:50:35 -0700
To: ‘Jason Scott’
Subject: Scheduling delays …

Hey Jason – Wanted to let you know that current capacity is causing delays for DVD production.

Here’s the latest scheduling information that we have – looks like the replication of the discs is now scheduled to be complete tue/wed of next week (5/17-18) – once that’s completed – the discs get forwarded to the assembly queue, and the manual assembly and final pack-out scheduling would have the first discs probably shipping-out the end of next week.

Now, I can request that the plant ship you about 500 each of the BULK discs and 500 each of the DVD-Digi’s and Slipcases, and you could assemble them yourselves – I would, of course, back-out the assembly costs that we have in our pricing for those 500…

Sending bulk items to you would get you materials at least a few days before you would receive the assembled first batch.

Let me know if you’re interested in this option, and I’ll see what the plant says.

None of this would be as problematic or concerning for me, if I hadn’t implied, committed, and otherwise promised people this whole thing would be going out the door in December of 2004. It has been very troubling for me how much I misjudged. This is a small delay but it has been on top of a dozen small delays. For this, I apologize to everyone who has ordered it, for my incredible delay in finally shipping.

It’s real, it’s actual; I’ve shown one or two episodes to groups of folks, so it’s not vaporware or anything, but man, what an annoying time delay. I’ve learned a lot about DVD production, mostly that it is expensive and time-intensive. Now I know why they say a film is going to DVD and then everyone sits on their hands for 3 months.

A bunch of people, upon finding out that I was willing to autograph these, have asked me to autograph their copy. I have no problems doing this at all, so don’t be afraid to ask.

I’ve been working on the website, with a few new subpages going live soon, allowing you to download music from the films, get an introduction to BBSes, and so on.

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  1. Jason … it’s all good. Little steps closer!

  2. Andrew Smith says:

    The wait is all part of the fun!