[nycbug-talk] Rob Pike Slashdot Interview

Charles Sprickman spork
Mon Oct 18 17:09:30 EDT 2004

On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Isaac Levy wrote:

> Heck yeah- been missing this kind of thing for a while.  I work alone 99% of 
> the time, being self-employed, so I envy the idea of being around people...

Preach it!

Any Jerseyites want to look at this idea out here?  I would love a workday 
around people.  But then again, I probably wouldn't get any work done. :)


> (and being at the wifi cafe in my neighborhood, even though half the crowd is 
> on a laptop, doesn't necessarily mean that anyone else is hacking anything at 
> all- (mostly folks doing their mail, writing in word processors, surfing the 
> broadband net, etc, and I'm the freak in the corner who catches folks staring 
> blankly at my screen full of shells).
> I'd really love to carve out someplace to congregate ad-hock regularly and 
> work around other indie folks... (or even just folks who can untether from 
> the cubicle), and work on actual work stuff, or other stuff...  But focus 
> would be to casually go about whatever work one is doing.  Not like an 
> installfest, where the focus is to learn very directly, but to just do one's 
> work and hang out 'around the coffee machine', metaphorically.
> Hrm....
> I'm kindof thinking out loud here, but I do have a sweet amount of space here 
> in williamsburg, it would be fun to host some open hacking workdays... (wifi, 
> coffee, ashtrays, and an ok stereo... [which could turn into beer into the 
> evening] <g>)
> Would anyone really care to schlep out here?  Or does anyone have any better 
> ideas?  Should I find a couch for my office? :)
> 'Brooklyn Labs'?  (er, sorry Gman, I mean 'Villiamsburg Labs')
> Rocket-
> .ike
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