[Noisebridge-discuss] Lockers

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Wed Jan 8 00:54:38 UTC 2014

It sounds like a good idea from my perspective.  It's like teaching the
homeless to fish vs giving them handouts now.  The lockers would bring in
an additional $216 to Noisebridge per month ($9 x 24).  From what I've seen
on the mailing list, thieves seemed more interested in consumer hardware
instead of the hacking projects on shelves.  Sure Al could donate $500 to
Noisebridge today, but his idea gets NB more money in the long run.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 4:38 PM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Al, your enthusiasm and do-ocraticism is great, and Noisebridge is
> fortunate to have you around. I regret and retract my tone, if you will
> allow. Sorry about that.
> But, I do feel something very major was rushed into, without adequate
> public discussion of need, space, and money. A $500 item, when NB now has a
> negative cashflow, seems extravagent.
> If NB has $500 to spare, maybe other folks can think of higher priorities,
> given the chance. Maybe others already have requested items over the past
> couple years, and were turned down.
> I could not even get $10/month for electronics components. Ultimately,
> what's higher priority, what's more fundamental to Noisebridge: electronics
> components, or lockers?
>  I have long supported the idea of a much smaller, fewer lockers, so i
> can stash my laptop when i go to dinner. But i feel the model you're
> creating is LONG-TERM storage of personal living items, not long-term
> storage of hacking projects.
> Sorry i feel that way. And i apologize for sounding harsh in my last
> message. You don't deserve that.
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