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When we post new content on MAKE, we love hearing from our readers. Whether the comments be informative, insightful, or funny, here are our favorites from the past week, from Makezine, our Facebook page, Google+ Community, and Twitter.
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In the article Making Makerspaces: Acquiring Insurance, Mark Hatch commented:

Don’t forget instructors insurance. Particularly for the 1099 instructors. They become personally liable for their students actions if the MakerSpace does ‘t have this critical insurance. If an instructor has to get it on their own it can run over $1,000 a year. If they don’t get it… well, don’t go there.

In the piece Ten Tips for Adhesive Tape, iEEEj remarks:

Thank you for telling people about gaff tape. It is by far the best tape around (just don’t use it on grainy wood and let it get warm :) .

I used to literally ask people to leave if they started using duct tape in my theatre. They could come back, they just had to think about what they had done.

On MAKE’s Twitter page, we saw this funny post:

On MAKE’s Google+ Community, maker DJ Giermann was brutally honest with the rest of the group:

SO i have no idea what project to do…

In the article Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, Techshop or Fablab?, ShannonCB responded with:

I hope that soon we can just call many of these/spaces libraries, as more libraries further support the creative as well as informational needs of their communities–whatever flavor that creativity takes. But, since my dissertation research is on public library maker spaces (or whatever) I REALLY appreciate these distinctions! I add libraryfarms, fiber arts equipment, etc. to the “makerspace” idea. Because all this old-school making is beyond the sexy (& awesome) digitally-mediated stuff, and many libraries are already freely offering space for creation-collaboration.

Like these comments? Be sure to sound off in the comments! You could be in next week’s column.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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