[Noisebridge-discuss] personal computers at Noisebridge (was Re: Missing Green Bike /w Red Grips.)

jim jim at well.com
Sat Feb 5 01:11:05 UTC 2011


    Jason is speaking for himself, only, I'm guessing, 
and Meredith agrees with him, as do some others. 
    I and some other others, on the other hand, have 
other ideas such as I like Isky, am grateful that he's 
provided the use of his computer to others, and am 
asking that he please leave the computer in the turing 
classroom so life can return to its formerly happy 
    Isky's use of the space is his own business, it 
seems to me. 

    It also seems to me kind of poisonous to have the 
nerve to try to force someone to do what you (plural) 
want them to do. For Shame! Really! And Jason, you too 
have had to put up with disparagement, unfairly in my 
view. Have a heart! Take it easy! 

    Isky can do whatever the fuck he wants, and so 
can you, and you, and you..., and me. So drop this 
mom-and-dadness, please. 
    Either that or explain how it is that Isky is 
preventing you from doing your thing. And show that 
he's hurt you more than he's helped some of us. 

On Fri, 2011-02-04 at 16:28 -0800, meredith scheff wrote:
> +1
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>          Isky is harmless but his use of the space is annoying.
>          If we do nothing, we allow this bad example to
>          persist; but it's not clear there is anything morally
>          acceptable that we can do with the computer -- to
>          turn it in to a robot, to discard it or to hide are
>          all remedies worse than what they cure. Vigilantism
>          and the threat thereof is beneath our dignity.
>          The best outcome, the one that will leave everyone at
>          ease, is for Isky to remove the computer.
>          Isky, I beseech you, remove this computer. Take it
>          back to your house.
>         --
>         Jason Dusek
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