Stephen (aka TiVoStephen, aka Director of TiVoCast Operations) and I were deeply moved by the Kim family ordeal and the tragic death of James while trying to find help for his wife and children. I thought it would be worthwhile to leverage ZNF to raise money for the James Kim Memorial Fund, and I approached Stephen for assistance. Without hesitation he agreed to reserve a TiVo Toaster for this task and helped brainstorm the mechanics of raising funds.
So, if you were waiting for an excuse to make sure the Kim girls have a paid ticket to college, here’s your incentive: For every $10 you send via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) through 1/31/07, you will get one entry in a raffle for the unique TiVo Toaster. Each entry will receive a number and the winning entry will be randomly selected. I will pick up the cost of the TiVo Toaster and all PayPal fees. At the conclusion of the raffle, I will send a check to CNET for the total amount donated plus ZNF’s Google Adsense income for the month of December. Stephen will have the TiVo Toaster shipped to the lucky recipient.