[Noisebridge-discuss] I read everything.

Emory Moody etmoody3 at gmail.com
Sat May 10 19:57:45 UTC 2014


I meant for this to go to the discussion list. Pardon.

Emory
On May 10, 2014 12:54 PM, etmoody3 at gmail.com wrote:

> I've been lurking here over a year.
>
> Gah... when I haven't committed and joined in the work I don't feel right
> offering any criticism.
>
> I can offer an observation.  I can attempt to frame it objectively.
>
> I'm about to use a lot of pronouns. The individual I refer to is the
> entity 'Noisebridge'.
>
> I have visited and was very enchanted.  Noisebridge, on the surface,
> embodies the romanticism I feel about taking ownership of a world created
> by companies for profit, and bending it towards function.  So I started
> watching the only window into your minds: these emails.  Just to see how
> closely the reality matched the glamour.
>
> So far the only coherent observation:
>
> I love your essence.  This bold act brings me pain.
>
> This glamour, essence, romance, call it whatever you like: it isn't a
> thing to be owned.  You can't trade in it. You can't make a clique out if
> it.  You don't get to forcefully apply it when you want. The world already
> has a number of labels for that kind of behavior. You're familiar with it
> from school days.   Pick a favorite.  I'll wager it's accurate.
>
> You either earn this intangible quality or you squander it with contrary
> behavior, on an individual level that has an aggregate reflection on the
> whole group.
>
> I cheer each time an argument seems resolved.
> The length and nature of the flailing I see getting to those resolutions
> seems like it might just be shortened and softened a little by remembering
> that you might just be acting primal and emotional as a first step.  Hows
> that working for you?
>
> As a whole you're bravely taking on social maintenance issues the world
> outside the door would rather let go in disrepair... so good on the lot of
> you for even trying to do such complex people-things.
>
> Which is, quite frankly, excellent.
>
> Emory
>
>
>
>
> On May 10, 2014 12:26 PM, "Johny Radio" <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  cool, i'm fine with that. for how long have you been reading?
>> i would be interested in hearing your observations.
>> even if you're critical of me-- i embrace constructive criticism.
>>
>>
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "Emory Moody" <etmoody3 at gmail.com>
>> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Sent: 5/10/2014 12:05:59 PM
>> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] I read everything.
>>
>>
>> See subject line.
>>
>> Just thought it worthwhile to toss a reminder out there that people are
>> reading these communications to assess whether or not they wish to
>> contribute cash, time, skills, and other resources to the community called
>> Noisebridge.
>>
>> I'm offering no feedback, no criticism. Just the reminder... I'd just as
>> soon that people honestly represent themselves.
>>
>> Carry on, please. As you were.
>>
>>
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