[hackerspaces] Thread to move: Hacking the Spaces
jaromil at dyne.org
Wed May 13 16:14:19 CEST 2009
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On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 02:04:34PM +0200, webmind wrote:
> Sorry, but this is a discussion list, if this place is not for
> discussing the history, future and theory on hackerspaces. Then what
> is it for?
"Escapism" - a word that makes me always laugh when i think of it: I
can't stop imagining a room full of monkeys on keyboards frantically
hitting the ESC key on their deck. The Escapism syndrome. :)
i agree with Webmind it doesn't really makes sense to open another
list. worst then ever, calling it a "theory list" would fundamentally
contradict one of the novelties of the "hacker approach": refusing to
separate theory and practice, expressing one through the other, a 360
degrees mindset which we should take care of.
lets look at each other honestly: we don't need a new list to make
this discussion space more readable (there are filters for that), the
only reason we'd want to make a new list is to shift current childish
behaviour to another space. The long term drawback will be that,
whenever someone will dare to "speak theory" here or there or anywhere
else, will be sent in the theory corner, which i find real scary
considering that a mere theory-less executor is just a Robot.
i'm also surprised that people on this list fall on top of each other
so fast: every hacker has been through lots of online discussions, we
should have grown a thick skin by now... so please people keep
patient, use sense of humour and don't take yourself too seriously.
as a last consideration on the dynamic of this list: we are still
acting as if someone would be hosting us here, so while being
overwhelmed by a somehow hotter dialectic process, the hosts might
feel worried about keeping the sheeps in the yard, take decisions
impromptu and dismantle a dialectic process. this dynamic worries me
about the validity of this discussion space: a "peer 2 peer approach"
to untie the knots in general would be a much better pattern to
follow, if you know what i mean....
jaromil, dyne.org developer, http://jaromil.dyne.org
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