guest post by Aaron Muszalski
On Wired’s Gadget Lab blog, Dylan Tweeny has written an excellent article on the burgeoning global DIY hackerspace movement.
“There are zillions of people around the world doing this,” says Altman, referring to the swell of interest in do-it-yourself projects and hacking. “It’s a worldwide community.”
At the center of this community are hacker spaces like Noisebridge, where like-minded geeks gather to work on personal projects, learn from each other and hang out in a nerd-friendly atmosphere. Like artist collectives in the ’60s and ’70s, hacker spaces are springing up all over.
“It’s almost a Fight Club for nerds,” says Nick Bilton of his hacker space, NYC Resistor.