[Noisebridge-discuss] Why I'm a former member of Noisebridge

The Batkid batkid at gmx.com
Tue Jan 7 16:05:13 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
From: Quinn Norton
Sent: 01/07/14 07:03 AM
To: Andy Isaacson, noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Why I'm a former member of Noisebridge

What you don't recognize, or care to admit is that by referencing these histories and harkening back to Usenet, you are recapitulating the patriarchal structures that founded the net instead of deconstructing them, thus re-enacting their gender priviledged violence on the Noisebridge mailing list.

Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 06:36:37AM -0800, Norman Bradley wrote: Andy your post directly points out the problem. First you quote the
poster saying that he/she wants to remain anonymous. hen you try to
identify who it is. That attitude is WRONG and disrespectful.
Did you even read what I wrote, or click the link, or read the From
address on the previous mail?

The poster (who raises good points, many of which I agree with) is using
a pseudonym making a reference to an early episode in Noisebridge's
history. My response provides an opportunity for someone who is curious
about the events, but wasn't there to experience it firsthand, to learn
more about the history being referenced.

I didn't out them, nor even try to do so.

Also, I was making a reference to an old Usenet gag which has been
reprised many times since in various fora, and probably was a rerun of
an inside joke from the era of classified ads or something.


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