Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Sep 2011, 9:03 a.m.

Community Of Practice

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I have found Danny O'Brien's new blog: the Noisebridge mailing list. noisebridge-discuss entrances me because it's techno-anarchism in action, a lot like the Wikimedia movement, except it's way smaller, a higher proportion of the members are my friends, and it's comfortably distant so I can watch and eat popcorn. Example!


23 Sep 2011, 11:42 a.m.

Don't miss the one about the Rinpoche and his shrine and Thomas Jefferson.

23 Sep 2011, 16:07 p.m.

Oh, Liz beat me to it! Yeah, that one's great.

BTW, Sumana (or anyone else reading this), are you already aware of Frunch? Nina Paley's been promoting a lunchtime (at a vegetarian restaurant) meeting of people into free culture. I haven't gone (just heard about it a couple days ago, and didn't feel like going out in the rain today), but it sounds right up your alley.

23 Sep 2011, 16:28 p.m.

Indeed it was that very post (the one about kicking the monk out) that got me started on reading faaaaar too much of noisebridge-discuss.

Avram: I went to Frunch several times, including when I worked for, and it turns out it's not really my bag, but it does sound like it would be, doesn't it?