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Subject: Re: Visiting Metrix
From: Paul de Armond <paulfs...@gmail.com>
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The feeling of Metrix was like a drop-in center or a coffee house.
Sort of like Stewart's back when they were still in business or the
original Food Co-op when it was in Fairhaven. They have to pay the
rent and they are doing it in a very social way. It's a hangout.
The open hours are an issue in my case because I work a split week
with Weds and Sun off. Evening hours are about my only possibility.
I think there are opportunities for getting something going with the
Radio Museum and MindPort. They are sympatico. The Radio Museum has
space that would work for classes, just like the Media911/Metrix/
Dorkbot collaboration on classes. They had a really nice art show for
science-based art last spring that was well attended. I never saw so
many young nerds and nerdettes in one place before. There's obviously
some sort of social change going on around tech.