[hackerspaces] Does the maker culture get the step on the hackers culture?

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Thu Jul 3 23:51:50 CEST 2014


On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com>

>>> You can call it what you want, friend, but without a business plan or
>>> a larger economic/political agenda, I call it a clubhouse, which is
>>> spelled: D-O-O-M-E-D.
>> Doomed in what sense? I feel that there are many examples of successful
>> spaces
>> that don't have a business plan or larger agenda.
> Yes, those spaces are generally riding, like the sfx, on "angel
> funding" (i.e. funding that doesn't expect to get paid back but is in
> support of the basic idea)  amidst an economic system which is highly
> competitive.   In other words, if you're not exploiting the masses,
> you probably can't make it economically sustainable.  There are a lot
> of problems in America, and making stuff for pleasure without activism
> isn't going to fix them.
> Marxos
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