First, I’d like to thank @lukecyca, @SteveRoy, @rsim, @Jarrett, @Rebel_without_Clause, @Janet, and @faja66 for providing information and feedback on the process. It’s my hope that the remaining equipment now has clear champions who can ensure VHS gets good value out of it.
I’d like to address some of the points mentioned above here:
But the timeline on this was way to fast. It would be good to give us a chance to look at some of the stuff. Can we please make this at least 1 week for the future?
- The timeline for discussion on this was the same time as @Majicj thread, one week.
- Most discussion occurred on the first day, then 5 days of radio silence until my 2 day warning.
Maybe the committees (woodshop, laser cutter, electronics) and frequent users of those sections can decide what is useless (non-functioning, costs too much to repair, rare parts, etc.), what can be saved, etc.
- The whole VHS community was invited to chime in twice over the 7 day period here, in email, and in Slack.
- Keep in mind that it wasn’t junked, but went to https://www.freegeekvancouver.org/. Organizations like freegeek are perfect because they refurbish and redistribute old equipment in a sustainable way; what isn’t resold is recycled. Their organization is literally built around this model in a way that VHS can’t hope to compete with.