[Gllug] Rekindling interest in London LUG events

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Tue May 1 07:11:18 UTC 2012

On 1 May 2012 07:57, Caparo <caparo at saltmine.org.uk> wrote:
> On Monday 30 April 2012 22:30:32 Chris Bell wrote:
>> On Mon 30 Apr, Matthew Copperwaite wrote:
>> > 2. Have a 'splitters' like event where different areas have their own
>> > LUG.
>>    My suggestion was for more local hands-on groups, perhaps similar to
>> that in London Hackspace, but also a more comprehensive central group
>> structure, (in any case I am not very good at arranging talks). I learned
>> mechanical engineering by doing it when I was about 7 at the family run
>> general engineering and toolmaking company, and there was always a queue of
>> locals waiting to have a go at weekends when they could attempt their own
>> projects and repairs. I soon learned about rebuilding petrol engines,
>> worked on an industrial power wiring project at 13, and electronics later.
>> Too many people never even get started now, and many are just as nervous
>> about anything "technical".
> I am with you Chris ,people learn more thro doing than listening.something
> like 60% knowledge retention to 3% retention after a period of 3 days has
> elapsed.
> --
>   Caparo.

All that is well and good, but that would imply the existence of a
permanent or semi-permanent computing lab with all the necessary
equipment to come and hack away.

That costs $$$ (sorry, US English keyboard) which I suppose it is why
it doesn't happen...
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