[hackerspaces] Hacking the Spaces: A critical acclaim of what was, is and could be a hackerspace (or hacklab, for that matter)

Matt Joyce mdjoyce at gmail.com
Mon May 11 21:54:44 CEST 2009

"could never possibly"... famous last words.

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Tilman Frosch <til at das-labor.org> wrote:

> Am Montag, den 11.05.2009, 11:07 -0700 schrieb Dave Null:
> *snip*sensible content*snap*
> Dave, this one gets a fullACK.
> I have been following the discussion and while already running a
> hackerspace I could by no means identify with the AgitProp-pamphlet that
> startet this discussion. I feel what its authors are doing, or trying to
> do, is to hijack the great idea of hackerspaces in the name of some
> political agenda.
> Dave did a very good job in describing what hackerspaces basicly are
> about. There might be individuals or groups frequenting a hackerspace
> that might identify with being the heirs of the hippies in some way.
> There are individuals or groups frequenting hackerspaces for sure, that
> feel that this kind of ideology, or any kind of ideology, is better off
> outside a hackerspace.
> I, for my part, tend to tolerate people who can identify with quite a
> range of ideologies, but only as long as the do that in an unobtrusive
> way. Nevertheless I think that this penetrant way of promoting certain
> ideas, that we have experienced at the top of this thread, is dangerous.
> It does not unite, it polarizes and therefore splits. As astera said, we
> should focus on what we have in common, not what separates us. One thing
> we have in common is that we, i.e. people commited to the
> hackerspaces-idea, are diverse and could never possibly march in rows.
> Til
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