[hackerspaces] [wiki] TechShop

Far McKon farmckon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 17:33:32 CET 2013

Techshop is a for-profit company, so I think it clearly falls into a
'Tool Gym' or Co-Working space. Both Techshop and Pokono have been (in
the past) listed and removed as 'hackerspaces'.

IMHO, there is a clear difference between registered non-profit
hackerspaces, 'for benefit of members' hackerspaces, and 'tool-gym'
CoWorking spaces. I think it's false advertising IMHO.

I don't hold anything against TechShop, they are pretty awesome. But it
should be clear they are neither by members, nor are not a non-profit
(two things that IMHO, a hackerspace needs one or other of).

hack on,
- Far McKon

On 1/2/13 10:56 AM, hellekin wrote:
> The WP article on TechShop does *not* mention it as a hackerspace. To
> me it looks like wiki spam to pretend being a "notable hackerspace"
> without having a single reference related to the hackerspaces community.

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