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

Albert Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:17:30 PST 2011


I don't think a sealed off phone booth is a high priority. Most people
have cell phones and can take their calls in the downstairs lobby. I
don't see a phone booth as something that would be used often.

-Al

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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