Antedating of "hackerspace"
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Wed Aug 28 16:14:38 UTC 2013
"hackerspace" has been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online in today's August quarterly update (not yet in OED):
Urban Dictionary, 2011
Ignoring some 1990s uses of "hacker[ ]space" in Usenet referring to "someone of the hacker world", here's the earliest I found:
11 July 2004, Usenet, Ilya V. Vasilyev, fido7.xsu.hacker, "Интересные лица на 5h (и пара фоток)."
Count Zero* has been a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow since 1992. In 1993
he cofounded the innovative hacker group "The L0pht" in Boston, which has
served as a model for successful hacker collaborative spaces. Today he is
working to further develop collaborative real world hacker communities and has
been working at "Hasty Pastry," a new hacker space in Cambridge.
The quotation above is actually a speaker bio for a conference called The Fifth HOPE which took place in New York City over July 9-11, 2004, and another bio, not included in the Usenet post, also includes "hacker space":
Before becoming a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow, Freqout was a founding member of "New Hack City." NHC had three incarnations, the first in Boston, and two in San Francisco. Freqout built his first hacker space just after going to the first HOPE conference and is now a member of the "Hasty Pastry."
Interestingly, one of the conference panels including these two speakers was:
Building Hacker Spaces
Binary, Count Zero, Freqout, Gweeds, Javaman, Mangala, Shardy
This is a panel discussion on how to build and maintain a hacker space, hosted by representatives of the Philadelphia Walnut Factory, the Hasty Pastry (Cambridge), New Hack City (San Francisco), PUSCII (Utrecht), ASCII (Amsterdam), the L0pht (Boston), and the Hacker Halfway House (Brooklyn). Experiences and tales will be shared.
These terms appear on the live website, but I've used Internet Archive links to try and constrain the dates. These things also appear in this PDF of speakers, talks and panels which is dated "Draft as of June 24, 2004". Inspecting the PDF file itself, it has a creation date of the same day.
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