[hackerspaces] How did you all first find out about Hackerspaces?

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Thu Oct 17 07:19:28 CEST 2013

Someone was visiting the DC area and came to the 2600 meeting and chastised
everyone at the table for not supporting such as a great resource (I think
that's how he phrased it).

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On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM, The Doctor <drwho at virtadpt.net> wrote:

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> On 10/15/2013 08:38 PM, john lunger wrote:
> > I have a general curiosity...how did most of you learn about
> > Hackerspaces? What did you think of them at first? Was it a
> > correct impression?
> I first heard about L0pht Heavy Industries way back when and knew that
> I'd never get to visit it.  Then I ran into HacDC at HOPE in 2006 and
> was surprised to find that a) non-private hackerspaces were a thing,
> and b) there was one 45 minutes from home.
> As for what I thought of the idea, I wasn't sure how they would
> actually work in action.  I was raised in an environment where you
> didn't share your tools or your workspace with anyone becuase at best
> you'd find a couple of choice pieces of kit missing at the end of the
> night.  That people would willingly work alongside one another and
> respect each others' tools and work was a real eye opener.
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