The DIY Hacker Fest on KUOW

Matt Westervelt (Metrix:CreateSpace), Willow Brugh (Jigsaw Renaissance), and Eric McNeill (Seattle Dorkbot) had a discussion about hacker spaces on KUOW.

I find it interesting that it’s 2010 and the mainstream voice is still hung up on the definition of “hacker”. Do people really still think that hackers are a bunch of thieves, spammers, and vandals? When much of the rest of the world recognizes the value of ingenious engineering, and DIY hackery is becoming so obviously mainstream, I can’t help but think that the old “hackers are evildoers” saw is only still around to provide a vaguely controversial lede.

Still, these folks manage to paint a pretty good picture of what’s going on in their respective spaces. And Matt, as usual, keeps things on target with a barrage of crushing one-liners. Great job, guys!