[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge vs. techshop

Dr. Jesus 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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