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

B F bakmthiscl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 00:54:17 CET 2011

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Serendipity Seraph <sseraph at me.com> wrote:

> Pardon my saying so but this is the statement of a mindless dweeb or rather paranoid individual.

Ah!  Life is so simple when we can characterize all our detractors as
"mindless dweebs."  But why stop there?  Why not demonize them
completely so we can just exterminate them like vermin?

> Then tell them differently and do not let the media run your life and decisions.  I don't want to be associated with a group that would bow to media generated bullshit.

Life is too short and the media have the money and the stage -- I
don't.  If you guys want to tilt at windmills to preserve your
precious "counterculture", then feel free.  I won't be guarding your

I see the importance of the makerspace movement not as a
counterculture -- which I can live without -- but as a means of
educating people in their own capabilities.  That's where I plan to
direct my energies.

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