[Noisebridge-discuss] Upstairs door latch mechanism?

John Ellis neurofog at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 07:30:00 PST 2012


>    Whatever hacking is, the idea of Noisebridge has been to
> bring together people with diverse interests with the hope of
> cross-pollinating various arts and technologies. That's best
> done with a welcoming attitude, and that seems largely missing
> from the recent discussions.
>    Tell me I'm wrong.


No your not wrong...   and thats sad.



On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>
>
>    I'm surprised. really.
>    I __meant__ the homeless hackers, as in starving hacker
> (our cut-rate deal for the down-and-out but enthusiastic)--
> I did not mean all homeless.
>    Someone who's broke, maybe homeless or sro or otherwise
> constrained, __and__ who's interested in some kind of hacking,
> might find Noisebridge a really helpful place (unless, of
> course, that person encountered some established types who'd
> grown unhappy with some bad state of Noisebridge and turned
> sour on scruffy people, as if they might be good scapegoats).
>
>    My point is not to offer a space to the homeless, but
> rather "don't judge people by their homeless appearances:   <-----!!!
> they might be hackers or at least hackerly inclined."
>
>    This whole discussion has a bad smell to it. There is a
> problem, but the discussion doesn't seem positively to address
> it, whatever the problem is. If you don't like people sleeping
> here, tell them; if you feel weird about that, then get a gang
> together and all tell them (and maybe you can hide at the back
> of the crowd).
>
>    If you want to hack, whatever that means to you, as
> Crutcher's sign said, "shut up and hack!"
>
>    And maybe good to ask "what __is__ hacking, anyway, and to
> whom?" Seriously.
>
>    Whatever hacking is, the idea of Noisebridge has been to
> bring together people with diverse interests with the hope of
> cross-pollinating various arts and technologies. That's best
> done with a welcoming attitude, and that seems largely missing
> from the recent discussions.
>
>    Tell me I'm wrong.
>
>
>
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