[hackerspaces] Respect the Past, Examine the Present, Build the Future

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Wed Aug 26 10:30:09 CEST 2009

>Although I like the “waves” description of 
>hackerspaces, I still think the hacker history 
>encompasses the whole history of computing, from 
>early prototypes of hackerspaces we can imagine 
>as Leonardo’s Workshop in Firenze to Charles 
>Babbage’s Difference Engine and the later effort by John Von Neumann,

not to forget: a wide array of collectively owned 
workshops, tool shops and spaces for making that 
emerged in the 1970s as part of new 
countercultural topologies (squat houses, 
communes and farming cooperatives etc.) ... as 
mentioned in "hacking the spaces".


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