[hackerspaces] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.

Will Bradley bradley.will at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 05:19:28 CEST 2012

Dale posted a reply* on this topic, but his argument amounts to "the ends
justify the means." He ignores objections to the military-industrial
complex, instead assuring us with talk of open-source.

Why should the military be funding education when military spending has
been astronomical and education spending has been strangled for the past

A principled person would advocate adjusting the budgets of the DoD and DoE
instead of siphoning military money to education. The ends don't justify
the means. Education is failing partly because teachers are making less
than bus drivers yet expected to buy 50-student-classrooms full of
supplies; just follow the money (or lack thereof.)

* http://blog.makezine.com/2012/04/04/makerspaces-in-education-and-darpa/
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