[hackerspaces] Trenton NJ

Simon Clark simon at zebraspot.com
Mon May 2 21:41:24 CEST 2016

> On May 2, 2016, at 3:27 PM, Arclight <arclight at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you had 6 people willing to be on a lease and a community, even one
> that churns over, you were already on the right path. I think my
> caution is more about the "top down" approach where a "big thing" is
> constructed with outside grants and nobody in the community hears
> about it until it's complete.

Fair enough, agreed.  We were approached a couple of years ago by a city councillor from a nearby town who wanted to make a makerspace happen there.  My response was that, without a committed core group who had to sweat and fight to make it happen, it was probably doomed to failure.  I’m not sure I was completely right, but I suspect I was.   As the idea grows, I think we’ll see more of these externally bootstrapped makerspaces.  It’ll be interesting to see what makes them work.


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