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shinobi.jack at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 03:41:27 CET 2013
It's all about context... and I agree arguing the definition of hacker
In the context of hackerspaces I think it would be unfortunate if folks
was a distinction to be made between a hackerspace and a makerspace.
Our hackerspace Make, Hack, Void had some discussion around this when we
chosing our name and description ("A Canberra Hackerspace"). The primary
was that folks would misinterpret the use of "hack". In the end we decided
wanted to own the word ourselves and were quite happy to explain to anyone
was unsure of what we did.
In the context of hackerspaces I view 'makerspace' as being identical to
but using terminology that is perhaps less open to interpretation. I
the two in conversation myself.
My personal preference would be that all hackerspaces chose to describe
such because then as a community people we could regain some control over
use of the term hacker...
 My favorite definition of hacking: "The essence of hacking is finding
overlooked uses for the laws and properties of a given situation and then
in new and inventive ways to solve a problem - whatever it may be."
(John Erickson, Hacking - The Art of Exploitation)
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