[hackerspaces] Kids and Hackerspaces

Dave Null noid23 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 21:58:01 CEST 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Aldert Hazenberg <aldert at rotz.org> wrote:
> On May 11, 2009, at 9:45 PM, 3ric Johanson wrote:
>> A topic which I would love to raise at some point in the near future
>> - -
>> 'children in hackerspaces'.
> Do not eat them.
> Aldert.
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> Aldert J.B.P. Hazenberg
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> The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
> discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."
>     -- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
> The fundamental problems in IT security are no longer about technology.
>     -- Bruce Schneier

Yes, don't eat them. They have small bones and that makes them hard to clean.

In the case of our space, one of our members, and several of our
friends have kids. The basic things parents need to explain to their
kids before coming over is something they should already be doing,
teach their kids not to touch things without permission and that
there's..um..certain words that grown ups can use that kids can't.

We keep the hand tools locked up for security reasons already and that
goes a long way from enabling little Jimmy from getting his hands on a
sawzall. He also knows not to climb on things or unplug anything, no
matter how brightly colored the cable is.

When there are kids around we do our best to keep things PG rated as well.

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