(Photo: Aaron Benitez)
Would you like to win one of four laptops (and a dozen other items) that I used to write three bestselling books?
This post details how to get them.
All funds raised will go to the EFF. More on this important organization later…
To start off, let’s take a look at the laptops.
They’ve traveled with me through more than 20 countries. Nearly all of my biggest successes since 2004 can be traced to these machines. Hard drives are not included (sorry!), but good karma and mojo is.
Pics are below, and here are basics:
The Acer with “Brazilian Top Team” sticker — This was used for all the notes that became the original 4-Hour Workweek. It was bought in Berlin in 2004 and traveled with me for nearly 18 months around the world, including the Tango World Championships in Buenos Aires (in the “Intro” to 4HWW) and much more.
The Sony Vaio with California sticker — This was used for the very first full draft of The 4-Hour Workweek.
MacBook Pro with tons of stickers — This was used to write The 4-Hour Body, start to finish.
Before the pics, please note that I’m offering more than laptops. More than a dozen other items will be available starting tomorrow (2/13/14), including a brand-new (never opened) GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, a pair of LSTN Ebony Wood Troubadours headphones, high end digital scales, and a ton more.
How to Get This Stuff
The auctions will start at noon on Thursday, February 13th on FOBO.
If you’re in San Francisco and haven’t tried it, it’s a slick new app for selling electronics in less than 2 hours; I’m an investor and love it.
Rather than their normal 97-minute auctions, in which everything posted is guaranteed to sell, FOBO is doing special 4-hour auctions. It’ll be a lot of fun, and every dollar goes to the EFF.
Please note — Since FOBO is currently limited to San Francisco, be sure to:
- Join from within city limits, or
- Have a friend in SF make your offers for you.
Hope to see you during the auctions!
More About The EFF
I’m a long-time supporter of the EFF, The Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Simply put, they defend your rights in a digital world, where companies and governments can monitor and abuse you. They’re currently fighting the NSA’s massive phone and online surveillance activities. Even if you don’t participate in the above auctions, I hope you donate to support them.
More — Based in San Francisco, the EFF is a donor-supported membership organization working to protect fundamental rights regarding technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.
Posted on: February 11, 2014.
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