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

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Tue Jan 4 15:12:19 PST 2011


Useful is of less concern than cool.

--S

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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