[hackerspaces] status of this list

Joe Bowser bowserj at uselessdegree.net
Fri May 15 17:43:57 CEST 2009

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Seth Hardy wrote:

>>> it's imho not only arrogant but also confusing for non USA citizens
>> If you can come up with a better term than Yank/Yankee/etc or USian,
>> please let us know.
> it makes me sad that those of us with good intentions originally from 
> the united states of america have to deal with the fact that everyone 
> now assumes the worst from everyone from my country. arrogant (in this 
> example, heh), seriously? like the average (stupid) american is 
> consciously choosing to refer to themselves in a way that implies their 
> country is the only one of value on two continents? that seems a lot 
> less likely than an abbreviation resulting in a namespace collision.

I think it's that manifest destiny thing that does you in more than the
namespace collision.  You say sorry to that, and we'll apologize for
burning your whitehouse down, eh?

In all seriousness, that was the point that I was trying to make.  I'm
less concerned about Americans thinking that than Europeans not knowing
that there are hackerspaces in the rest of the Americas.

So yeah, what about those Hackerspaces in other places, like South
America, Asia, Oceania and Africa?  Are they on this list?
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