[hackerspaces] Out with the "hackers"... In with the "makers" and the "fixers"

B F bakmthiscl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 00:45:56 CET 2011

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz> wrote:
> And in a
> public radio interview, the moderator spent two minutes explaining what
> does "hacker" (not) mean (for us), ain't that great?

Actually, no.  It would be better not to be burdened with this
negativity that mandates such an explanation.

>> Like it or not, the American public "knows" that ...
>  Why would American public matter particularly?
>  (Please note that this is an international movement and international
> mailing list. If you have some US-specific concerns, please mark them
> clearly so, possibly explaining why they are US-specific if that is not
> self-explanatory.)

I used the term "American" three times in my posting.  Did you somehow
not get the message that I was speaking of America?  Need I somehow
further clarify that for you?
Or is it somehow inappropriate to be speaking of an American concern?
Is there some reason that you would think that the people of America
(another way of saying "American public") are of no concern here?
Must all postings ONLY address concerns of international import?

If this terminology is not an issue in the Czech Republic, you are
free to employ the delete key.

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