Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/20/pixel_student/
Million pixel student makes £32k
That'll do for starters
Enterprising UK student Alex Tew has sold enough pixels to fund his way through university. Tew, 21, decided to flog pixels for a buck on his Million Dollar Homepage as part of a cunning scheme to raise cash.
He may not have made his million, but in the few weeks since he launched the site he's flogged some 60,000 pixels - generating around £32,000. Those snapping up his pixels have included poker sites, loan companies and some small businesses.
Even after tax and other overheads he's easily got enough dough to make it through uni. He told The Reg: "I'm blown away by it really. It'll pay for three years at uni and I'll have some left over."
Tew leaves for university at the weekend but will continue to run his site in between studies. ®