[Noisebridge-discuss] Heat press not functional, repair help needed.

Rubin Abdi rubin at starset.net
Mon Jan 18 07:13:36 UTC 2016


https://noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Do-ocracy&oldid=11433

Do-ocracy is a process in which people decide to do things on their own, no
permission necessary. Considering there isn't anyone as Noisebridge who has
any authority to give permission, the logic is then that anyone is allowed
to give permission to you, including yourself.

Kyle tried using a thing at Noisebridge. Kyle found said thing to be
broken. Kyle decided to do-ocractically attempt to fix thing. Kyle was
unsuccessful. Kyle is now being excellent by politely letting the list know
about all this.

Kyle did all the right things.

Hackers learn by taking things apart and breaking stuff. That's what
Noisebridge is for. If anyone tells you otherwise please point them in the
direction of the Tech Shop.


On 17 January 2016 at 22:24, Josh Juran <jjuran at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2016, at 6:33 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>
> > On 17 January 2016 at 15:07,  <ng.kyle at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hey sorry I understand but I determined that it was a do-ocratically
> >> excellent thing to do at the time. Lesson learned.
> >
> > It is perfectly excellent, just make sure to fix with the right fuse
> > to not verschlimmbessern it (German expression for: attempting to
> > improve something but making it worse in the process).
>
> I'm going to recommend that people stop describing do-ocracy as meaning
> that you should "just do" a thing without asking permission.  My
> observation is that this idea is harmful.
>
> Instead, consider that do-ocracy means that the answer to "who's supposed
> to do X?" (where X is something currently going undone) is whomever is
> asking the question.  That doesn't mean that X is a good idea, that the
> community has consensed on it, or that people won't be upset if X is done
> (or attempted unsuccessfully).  It only means that you shouldn't expect
> someone else to do it for you.
>
> Josh
>
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