[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge vs. techshop
j at hug.gs
Sat Feb 19 03:11:50 UTC 2011
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking from two economics classes in college (macro and micro), as
> well as being a business major, it's a matter of efficient markets
> ("steak and potatoes economics").
> No, Noisebridge can't compete with those gigantic friggin' tools that
> they have at TechShop. We simply don't have the room or infrastructure.
> Yes, Noisebridge absolutely can compete with the resources for smaller
> projects available at TechShop.
> If Noisebridge focused on the smaller projects, including closing the
> gap of smaller tools only available at TechShop, then both Noisebridge
> and TechShop are better off. Noisebridge gets more traffic for smaller
> projects. TechShop gets more traffic for larger projects. For us, more
> traffic means more donations and memberships to stay operational.
> Another benefit of the wiki page is helping people efficiently plan the
> time and resources for their projects. For example, somebody might say
> "well I can do step 1, step 2, and step 3 all at Noisebridge. Then I
> only need to do steps 4 and steps 5 at TechShop."
It is almost impossible to predict in advance what tools will be
required to act on a creative inspiration.
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