[Noisebridge-discuss] Tired of Noisebridge BS, As of Late

Dan Cote terminationshok at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 02:15:06 UTC 2012

I'm sorry to say that I witnessed this happening, and said something and
moved the stuff back. It was not an oogle, tweaker, or a random person who
moved the stuff out of the member area and into the trash area. It was a
few of our own fellow Noisebridgers who didn't want stuff on the floor in
the member shelf area during the meeting last week. I had a feeling there
may be repeat performance.

I agree that the member shelves could be cleaner, but under no
circumstances should things be put in the trash from that area. I'm sure
there is a solution to cleaning the ancient cruft that doesn't involve the
loss of the members' personal projects.

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

> So, I'm not sure if this came from "Hacker Alley being hacked", but I
> was at Noisebridge the other night and found some of my belongings in
> this big wooden crate by the e-waste area... getting ready to be
> thrown out.
> This was especially lame, as they were clearly labeled with my name
> (photo attached).
> It's becoming increasingly clear to me that Noisebridge has jumped the
> shark somewhat. The people I find myself most running into there are
> not into technology, hacking, or really Noisebridge. I've found them
> to be mostly belligerent, uninterested in rational conversations, and
> seemingly trying to push various political agendas.
> I'm getting tired of seeing the Hackerspace that I worked so hard to
> help build, fall apart, both socially and physically.
> Like a radically-inclusive cell membrane in heavily-salinated water,
> new influences are rushing in from all directions and we're beginning
> to pop. The organelles that were keeping the cell working are being
> pushed out, and I feel like we're falling apart.
> I'm tired of fighting entropy all the time, just to keep the status quo.
> I miss the Noisebridge I came to know and love.
> The people and the technology are still out there -- we may be moving
> apart, but I suspect we'll reform as the right conditions form.
> Cheers,
> jof
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