[hackerspaces] Hackerspace drama, oh my!

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Thu Jul 3 04:10:22 CEST 2014

There are issues like most spaces but I'm happy to discuss then. Tragedy of the Commons in an all volunteer organization in the shops, etc. 


On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, Ace Monster Toys is interesting.  One of the guys at $DAYJOB is
> a member there.  Thinks it's the bee's knees.
> Seems to me AMT is a good example of maintenance of culture via
> ongoing participation from founding members and a slavish attention to
> inculcating habits and general principles.  Which is something I'm
> working on at Noisebridge.
> But I've never spent more than 10 minutes there and don't follow the
> mailing list.  I'd be interested to learn a lot more about AMT -- the
> good and the bad -- and whether my conceptions based on what I've
> heard are well-founded or not.
> --Naomi
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:
>> Well, the president of my space is a Noisebridge member and our space was founded by Noisebridge refugees (as about 30% of our original membership) so there is a reason why we have traditionally contrasted ourselves with it. That said, other than watching the email list, I’ve ignored NB for a couple of years now and I will freely admit to only going across the bay once a year or so to it.
>> On Jul 2, 2014, at 6:50 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Also: why it's hilarious to me that whenever someone from noisebridge
>>> talks about Noisebridge, everyone from not-Noisebridge thinks (a) they
>>> are hearing a person defending Noisebridge and (b) that they are an
>>> expert on what's happened at Noisebridge.
>>> I don't claim to understand your spaces even half as well as you think
>>> you understand mine.
>> Al Billings
>> albill at openbuddha.com
>> http://makehacklearn.org
> -- 
> Naomi Theora Most
> naomi at nthmost.com
> +1-415-728-7490
> skype: nthmost
> http://twitter.com/nthmost
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