On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM, Jerry Davis <jdaw...
> It is a combination of several things.
> 1) I have always been a geek. And it is a privilege to just BE with other
> geeks in the space.
> 2) There are tools there, that I couldn't possibly afford/put in my home
> that I am free to use.
> 3) I love learning, and just hanging out.
> 4) I am interested in what everyone else is doing. My wife is a maker
> although she doesn't want to admit it :), but she's been crocheting for
> almost 50 years.
> But I would have to say it is the friends I have made here ... I feel like
> I belong.
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Mike Bushroe <mbush...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I concur. I was just down there Tuesday. I got very little accomplished,
>> but felt quite jazzed by spending time with people who think like I do, who
>> value ideas and engineering problem solving, and learning, and doing, and
>> learning to do new things. In short, it is fun to finally hang around with
>> a concentrated group of people with the same mental 'bend' as I do.
>> Tools certainly add to the fun. Making together is even more fun. Having
>> access to tools I don't have at home (not as big a deal for me as many
>> since I have a few myself) is great. But it is the joy of hanging out with
>> others who 'get me' and the synergistic effect of discussing problems and
>> ideas with people who have different approaches, but like to solve similar
>> problems is what really draws me. And virtual presence doesn't do that fo
>> me. I want full presence, full bandwidth, hands on. And also to directly
>> help others, not just write down instructions.
>> I hope that helps.
>> On Friday, October 12, 2012 1:08:35 PM UTC-7, Chad Stearns wrote:
>>> So, now that I am out of calculus class and I can elaborate.
>>> I think, if heatsync is a good thing, then it is because its associated
>>> with the individuals in the space. It is not good because of its
>>> association with technology, but certain technology empowers the
>>> individuals in the space and these technologies are inherent in the
>>> individuals in the community..
>>> On Friday, October 12, 2012 12:48:30 PM UTC-7, Chad Stearns wrote:
>>>> Thats funny, Absolute0tricks and I were talking about what it means to
>>>> make the other day. He probably has some insights into this question as
>>>> My description of "making" is that something is "made" than it has *come into
>>>> existence, as a consequence of conscious intent and direct intervention.
>>>> "Hacking", I feel is intimately associated with technology. Technology
>>>> is a set of physical tools and techniques used to manipulate in some
>>>> efficient way. A computer mouse is technology because is manipulated a
>>>> computer in an efficient way, and a laser in a mouse is technology because
>>>> it detects the 2 dimension motion of the mouse in an efficient way.
>>>> So, "hacking" I think describes the *development and control of
>>>> technology, in a personal way. *So, if I develop a social hack (saying
>>>> hi to people), its hacking because its personal and self developed, if a
>>>> huge company decides they are going to say hi to people, its no longer
>>>> hacking. And likewise, if I watch TV, I am using technology, but I am not
>>>> developing or controlling it, so it is not hacking.
>>>> On Friday, October 12, 2012 12:24:58 PM UTC-7, Ben Humpherys wrote:
>>>>> Out of curiousity, I would like to hear everybodies own explanations
>>>>> and definitions of a couple things about what makes us great and why. So,
>>>>> answer each of the questions below, in your own words. If one way of
>>>>> explaining it resonates to a lot of people, I think that is important. If
>>>>> someone words something you think is really really great, quote them
>>>>> directly. So:
>>>>> *What does it mean to "Make"? What is the definition of "Making"?*
>>>>> *What does it mean to "Hack" something? What is the definition of
>>>>> *What things about being involved with HeatSync do you enjoy the most?
>>>>> *What are the most important values we share at HeatSync?*
>>>>> *Why should other people care about what we are doing?*
>>>>> *What does it mean to be a "do-ocracy"? What do you think of that
>>>>> model of operation?*
>>>>> *Who are the leaders of HeatSync labs? What gives them authority?*
>>>>> *What traits in fellow members do you respect the most? Which are
>>>>> most important?*
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