[Noisebridge-discuss] A consideration for access schemes: Non-member with no phone?
Jay Reynolds Freeman
jay_reynolds_freeman at mac.com
Thu Feb 9 15:08:11 PST 2012
I am not a Noisebridge member, but visit at the long-term average rate of perhaps twice a month. I usually put $5 or $10 in the donation box and also donate some food -- I am the person who brings big packages of Mexican animal crackers. I don't think I have ever arrived after 7 PM so I am not likely to be bothered by late-night arrival restrictions.
I do have an odd possible problem with some of the proposals: I don't own a portable 'phone. I have plenty of hacker credentials, but I have never considered a portable 'phone worth the cost of the data plan. I hope any access scheme the community chooses has some way for a person like me to obtain daylight admission. I generally know at least six hours in advance that I intend to visit Noisebridge, and at that time I can usually specify a (say) two-hour window in which I would be arriving.
-- Jay Reynolds Freeman
Jay_Reynolds_Freeman at mac.com
http://web.mac.com/jay_reynolds_freeman (personal web site)
PS: I am *not* the "Jay" you had some kind of problem with a few months ago; that was another person with the same first name.
PPS: What I do at Noisebridge includes (1) attend occasional classes and events, (2) sit and drink coffee while I check my EMail and surf the web, and (3) write a little code on my portable.
PPPS: The three reasons why Real Geeks never own portable 'phones are:
(3) No portable 'phone is heavy enough to serve as a
paperweight on a Real Geek's physical desktop.
(2) Real Geeks have much better software on their
laptops, and they take their laptops everywhere.
... and the winner -- the envelope, please ...
(1) Real Geeks don't have any friends, so nobody calls.
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