I don’t get to Noisebridge much anymore and this is why. At the basic level I feel safer out on Mission than I feel at Noisebridge. There are a couple of reasons, 1. out on the street I can usually see danger approaching and avoid it and 2. at Noisebridge it just isn’t safe.
I started showing up at NB because it felt like a good place to interact with other folks that understand, Scientific, Mathematical, and Technical things. Where we could help each other out with knowledge sharing. With a few notable exceptions if I try to talk “Tech” folks I am now usually met with blank stares.
I think that NB should be a place where if you leave your stuff to go to the restroom or down stairs for a snack it is there when you come back. If you forget something it is put in Lost & Found and remains there until you claim it. It should NOT be as it is where if I get up to give some new people a tour things are missing when I come back.