[hackerspaces] Inter-Hackerspace Cooperation and Membership

Koen Martens gmc at sonologic.nl
Mon Jan 18 14:57:47 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 01:20:10PM -0800, Paul Bohm wrote:
> i always told visitors to metalab that learning to "don't solve
> problems that don't exist yet", was the most important lesson we ever
> learned. i believe strongly enough in that lesson that i think there's
> a general pattern there.

Can't do anything else but agree with this. Over the past months, as 
we've been setting up revspace, we've seen a lot of 'hey but maybe this
and that might become a problem, so we should do such and such'. Luckily,
on those occasions we usually reflect a bit and then conclude that 'hey,
but this is not a problem now, let's address it when it indeed is a
problem'. I think it works great, because it enables really fast acting
(we went from nothing to 400m^2 of hackerspace awesomeness in a few months).

And to Sean's blog post: the basic premis of our current plan for collaboration
between hackerspaces in .nl solves a problem that actually exists (those
people who want to support but not want to be member of a single space for
whatever reason), but tries to do this as much as possible from the ground up.



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