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charlie wallace charlie at finitemonkeys.com
Wed Jan 9 02:43:15 CET 2013

it just seem more or less political. at some point a few years ago yet
another name(maker) came in to further segregate hacker, cracker,
maker, hobbyist, tinkerer , soldier spy etc.

we build from raw, recycle and add functionality, thats more to do with the
individual, not the label applied to them by someone else.

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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