[hackerspaces] Branding of 'Makerspace'

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Wed May 9 04:55:24 CEST 2012

He's more likely than not trying to use it to jazz up the idea of shop
class, and bring it into the 21st century.  This is good marketting
for getting schools interested in maker style spaces.

Which in turn is good business for o'reilly.  But has the added
benefit of being great for schools.

And honestly I think Dale is more about the school part of it.  He's
fairly big on the STEM education stuff.


On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some folks (myself included) have posted concerns that the recent makerspace.com playbook (http://makerspace.com/2012/05/01/makerspace-playbook) reinforces a perception of a 'Makerspace' brand. Dale Dougherty sent me a private email that in part states:
> "To be explicit, I have no intention to restrict use of the term makerspace. I want to do quite the opposite - promote its use. It is not limited to or restricted to the DARPA program.
> I'm specifically using it in an educational context and believe it is a better name for use in that context than hackerspace. What I want to see and support is the growth of makerspaces and the development of education programs inside of them. "
> I have updated and resubmitted my comment on the playbook page to include this.
> Jerry Isdale
> isdale at gmail.com
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