[Noisebridge-discuss] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Tue Apr 3 00:07:06 PDT 2012


On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> Mitch,
>    As always, I have always respected your ability to stand on your
> principles.
>
>    The following is an honest question (not a troll). Can you tell me what
> DARPA does that makes their contribution to Maker Faire bad? I ask because
> I have this naive view of DARPA from ARPANET (after sputnik was launched, a
> research agency that brought us the internet).
>
>     Could you educate me on the modern evils of DARPA? I feel silly
> asking. But, I'd rather ask and be educated than not know.
>

I don't know that they're "evil" per se, but it's an agency of the
Department of Defense. Their main goals are to generate new technologies
for military applications.

On some level, they develop tech used to inflict physical harm onto others.

Whether or not you're ok with that is a very personal choice.

--j
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