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Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Jan 9 01:43:27 CET 2013

arguing what hacker means is pointless.  as demonstrated by 30+ years of it.

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Georges Kesseler
<georgeskesseler at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I see it very basically:
> In a makerspace, you make new stuff from raw materials (design PCB, write
> softs, build machines...)
> In a hackerspace, you hack different functionality into existing stuff
> (radio-toaster, CDrom robot ...)
> But also, in a hackerspace you can as well make new stuff from raw and in a
> makerspace you can recycle old materials.
> So the origin is different, the result is quite the same: creativity.
> Georges
> On 01/03/2013 11:41 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
> Hi to all,
> I remember discussions some year or more ago which were trying to "clear up"
> the difference between hackerspaces and makerspaces - when the "shift"
> started to happen (if not before). If I remember correctly most of the
> opinions were that the differences are in the amount of hardware hacking in
> makerspaces and more software hacking in hackerspaces. For me it sounds bit
> strange because many of either off do both and also the ratio changes with
> time and peopl involved. I do not remember references to makerspaces as
> being for profit. Is it now the case by definition? I still take makerspace
> = hackerspace.
> I wonder if it is just me or if the makerspace/hackerspace communities are
> still virtually the same.
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