I guess as an educational tool it might prove useful to some historians, but I'm kind of thinking; "Why not just write the thing and publish it yourself?" It isn't that hard to create a .pdf, and it's a lot easier to create a website.
Like many kickstarter campaigns that have come before it, there's zero mention of exactly why he needs £30,000? (To put that in perspective, that's a year's salary to some, more than two year's salary to most where I'm living in Italy...) Remember the Video Watchdog fundraiser? If you broke the costs down, that was something like $1000 to simply scan a copy of the magazine and add some hyperlinks. And you wonder why it didn't reach its goal?
Seriously, write it, create a website, chuck a Paypal button on the page and distribute it digitally - end of story. If you really love the subject matter then that's probably what you'd do... otherwise you should probably explain in minute detail where every scrap of that money you're asking for is actually going?
Seems like nobody gets out of bed nowadays unless there's money involved...
Next week I'll be starting a kickstarter campaign called "Merlin makes a fucking cup of tea". The rewards will be plenty, and when I reach my target of £100,000 I will go downstairs and make a cup of tea, possibly with sugar, certainly with a drop of milk.
Do you have any idea how expensive it is to make a cup of tea nowadays?
Just my two (rambling) cents.