[hackerspaces] Children in hackerspaces.

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Jan 28 20:06:54 CET 2010

Some spaces will fail.  Some will reinvent themselves.

But if spaces remain strong and stable, they face the opportunity to
establish a stronger foothold in our technological landscape.  Moving from
curiousity to integral part of the community.  In doing so, greater
opportunities for everyone are realized.

On a wierdly related note...

Check out this piece on DARPA's director discussing reinventing us


There's an emerging sense of legitimacy in many of the successes that we've
demonstrated publicly in the past few years.  We have an opportunity to
capitalize on that and expand our reach significantly.

So, yeah while I too see some spaces definitely facing inevitable stumbling
blocks, we should not forget the wealth of good will and growing spate of
opportunities that are becoming available to us.

Be awesome, and people will be awesome with you.


On Jan 28, 2010 1:27 PM, "Adam D Bachman" <adam.bachman at gmail.com> wrote:

> it appears that 2010 will be the year when there will be more
spaces folding than opening
I agree. That's what happens when you get a massive publicity push like the
HS movement got in '08 and '09 (the co-working movement in the USA is seeing
this too, by the way). Articles in every publication and a lot of
overexcited folks getting too deep into a medium sized weekend project
(signing a lease and donating old electronics) before considering the long
term commitment. It's not a statement on what hackerspaces are or what
"hackers" are capable of (god, I hate that label), but on how society works.
People try things, some stick, some don't. *Such is life.*
*I believe the spaces are only external manifestations of something that's
been around and will continue to be around. I'm on the 10,000 year plan,
some amount of phase shift is expected at the local scale.*

- Adam

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:58 AM, <quemener.yves at free.fr> wrote:
> ----- "Nick Farr (hackerspa...

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