[Noisebridge-discuss] picking up washing machine Sunday

xone xone at fromthegut.org
Tue Apr 10 20:17:50 UTC 2012

Alright, I get the idea of where you're coming from, and see how it's in the spirit of the space to just try things out.  I do think that sometimes these 'experiments' come at the cost of productivity, but I don't think I can make the argument that Noisebridge is _only_ about productivity, so this doesn't seem as unreasonable as I was thinking on first impression.

On Apr 8, 2012, at 1:00 AM, Andy Isaacson wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 11:32:06PM -0700, xone wrote:
>> Seriously?  Is there any possibility this can be brought up in a
>> weekly meeting before it is brought into Noisebridge, or at the very
>> least before it's hooked up and turned on?
> I think that a lot of people expressed possible concerns about possible
> misuse of a washing machine.  If it gets misused, then I'm wholly in
> favor of it going away.  But I think it'll not be much of a problem, and
> it *solves* a problem that I know we do routinely have.
> I'm biased in favor of action rather than ongoing discussion, especially
> discussion of possible problems rather than concrete problems.
> The worst case after "washing machine shows up" is "somebody washes
> something with it".  If that turns into a problem, then by all means,
> let's solve and/or discuss the problems.  But I don't have a ton of
> patience for "I'm afraid that something might possibly become a
> problem".
> I'd be more willing to discuss it interminably if the possible
> consequences were more severe; for example I wouldn't support a similar
> "do it and see if it becomes a problem" for things that might cause
> someone to be arrested or lose their job or get unintentionally
> divorced.  If there's a concern along those lines, I'm sorry that I
> missed it and would be happy to discuss it, but if the concerns are "it
> might be loud" and "some homeless guy might decide to hang out at
> Noisebridge because we have a free washing machine", let's try it and
> see.
> Thanks,
> -andy

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