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

Curtis Gagliardi gagliardi.curtis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 18:34:49 UTC 2014


I can't tell what's real anymore.


On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM, Quinn Norton <quinn at quinnnorton.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> HTH, HAND,
>> -andy
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