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

aestetix aestetix aestetix at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 13:33:54 PST 2011


Incidentally, we actually did this about a year ago for an act of positive
civil disobedience:

http://oneletterwonder.com/2010/04/19/the_video_from_call_the_mayor/

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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