[hackerspaces] Tarrant Makers: Fall of a Foundation

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Oct 9 17:17:29 CEST 2014

I'd just like to point out NYC Resistor is going strong into year 7 with no
discernible problems.

Also we have no hacktivist culture at all.  You cray cray.

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Randall Arnold <randall.arnold at texrat.net>

>  Agreed... and I did what one person could.  What it boiled down to is
> that a few of us understood the value of hackerspace ethos, as well as the
> need for purpose, and we were outgunned by naysayers and do-nothings.  In
> hindsight, the only way to have overcome that was a different
> organizational/executive structure than we wound up with.
> General culture in the Fort Worth area, though, is a BIG part of the
> problem.  I can't overstate that.  In some ways the lone cowboy culture is
> charming, but in others it impedes progress... especially where the maker
> movement (and tech opportunity in general) is concerned.
> More on that: http://texrat.net/dfw-and-tech-opportunities-a-fish-story/
> Randy
> On October 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM "John Q. Hacker" <dreamingforward at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> There is where you can tell all the idiots who didn't want to
> integrate hacktivist culture into the hackerspace ethos and pathos to
> bugger off.
> Without a higher purpose, hackerspaces simply aren't righteous enough
> to keep community interest or profitable enough to keep relevant.
> Marxos
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