[Noisebridge-discuss] $500 donation - what would noisebridge do with it?

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 12:56:30 PST 2011


I'm all for a phone booth with a closing door to take private phone 
calls in peace.  Google has one in their lobby in Mountain View (we saw 
it on our fieldtrip there the other day), complete with a "Google Voice" 
label on it.  Theirs is red, though, so technically it can't be a tardis 
(which, by definition, must be blue).  It looks exactly like this:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/25/google-voice-phone-booth/

If we got the booth itself, we already have payphones, and could wire it 
with video chat and free voice-over-ip.

Hmm...


Patrick



On 1/4/2011 10:55 AM, Sean Cusack wrote:
> Ummm...the case could be used to start building a TARDIS to be entered
> into this competition. If we win we get a private Dr. Who screening and
> all the Doctor Who DVDs ever made (which is a metric shitload):
> http://www.wheresthetardis.com/
> We could put it next to one of those public toilets in union square or
> someplace for awhile to distract the tourists (and then we would have a
> little private room too after we're done making it!)
> And even if we don't win, we could use it to go back in time by a week
> and enter again.
> Sean
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM, aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com
> <mailto:aestetix at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Velvet pillows in the tea room? ;)
>
>     On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com
>     <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         [...]
>
>
>         I'd like to spend the money on at least several different
>         things, for
>         example $100 on the electrical materials, $200 on computer
>         equipment,
>         and $200 on something else.
>
>
>         Patrick
>
>
>
>         On 1/4/2011 10:23 AM, jim wrote:
>          >
>          >     $500.00 is significant money for which patrick may
>          > want 501(c)3 tax credit, in which case he should give
>          > the money to the treasurer.
>          >     i am sympathetic to respecting donors' wishes to
>          > donate things and/or money for specific purposes. i'm
>          > also sympathetic to rejecting such dedicated
>          > donations if they're more hassle than valuable. but
>          > i'm not aware of any way-inappropriate or high-hassle
>          > factor donations so far.
>          >
>          >
>          >
>          >
>          > On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 01:52 -0800, Albert Sweigart wrote:
>          >> Honestly, I think rent would be the best way that money can
>         be used
>          >> even if it is not the most visible. We currently don't accept
>          >> donations for specific projects because it creates an
>         overhead for the
>          >> treasurer&  co. If you know of some people working on things
>         at NB,
>          >> it'd probably be easier to give them the money directly.
>          >>
>          >> -Al
>          >>
>          >> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Patrick
>         Keys<citizenkeys at gmail.com <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>>  wrote:
>          >>> Long story short, I get paid next week.  I had planned and
>         budgeted a
>          >>> month ago to donate $500 to Noisebridge, with the condition
>         that the
>          >>> money be spent on some sort of improvements, projects, or
>         combination of
>          >>> things that we generally agree (members and non-members
>         alike) would
>          >>> improve the space (not rent).
>          >>>
>          >>> So use this thread to discuss and reach a consensus.
>          >>>
>          >>>
>          >>> Patrick
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