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

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Tue Jan 7 20:06:15 UTC 2014


I think this happens with online communities as well.  Reddit was
previously a place to discuss science & politics.  Now it's mostly filled
with pun or funny posts of people trying to one-up with every reply.  The
first year of the Hacker Dojo was probably similar to noisebridge as well
-- we had great events & visitors.  Jeri Ellsworth came by to show off her
stuff and take questions for example, but now we've only had mostly
"valley" meetup groups who need a venue.



On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:

> Andy and Quinn are just providing comic relief to the otherwise depressing
> nostalgia for Noisebridge-that-was.
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Curtis Gagliardi <
> gagliardi.curtis at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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