[Noisebridge-discuss] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.
matt at nycresistor.com
Tue Apr 3 14:34:48 PDT 2012
Make no mistake. NASA was born as a defense initiative. And it's roll has
been critically tied to defense since day 1.
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Corey McGuire <coreyfro at coreyfro.com> wrote:
> Sorry to here that.
> We live in a democratic nation and we have at least as many people who
> have allowed DARPA to exist as we have people who don't want DARPA to
> exist. But just like all national tools, we are tainted by and enhanced by
> the work of DARPA.
> For fuck sake, we're using e-mail...
> That said, DARPA offers more to our society than weapons, alone.
> Think back to the grand challenge. When was the last time our country was
> that excited about an academic competition? *crickets* When was the last
> time our country was that excited about ROBOTS?!?!?!?
> I don't remember when viking landed on Mars, but I imagine that was it.
> I know people like to paint DARPA with the same olive drab brush as the
> rest of the military, but if you do that, you need to paint NASA
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> It's official. I'm greatly saddened that I won't be able to help at this
>> year's Maker Faires after they applied for and accepted a grant from DARPA.
>> I look forward to working and playing at Maker Faire again, after they
>> are no longer associated with DARPA.
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