“I was part of the team that launched MAKE: (a technology project magazine) and served as its editor-in-chief for 12 wonderful years. I just found out that archive.org has a searchable archive of all past MAKE: issues. Enjoy!”
Bankrupt Maker Faire Revives, Reduced To Make Community – Slashdot.
As a matter of disclosure, we (Adafruit, Limor & I) did try to see if some of the assets were available for purchase. While I was at MAKE, I started the MAKE YouTube channel and MAKE Twitter account, and wanted to preserve them as they are now “forever”, but could not purchase those, so we tried to get the mailing lists etc. so they would not end up being used to spam people. I understand it’s an odd request, purchasing something to not-use it. Lastly, we worked with archive.org’s wayback machine folks to make sure the makezine.com site and all it’s blog posts were saved, I had tens-of-thousands of posts on makezine.com/blog covering the maker movement, and open-source hardware for years…
BY ELECTRONIC MAIL
To: Armanino LLP, Corporate Finance and Restructuring
We are writing to provide a letter of intent in respect of a transaction with Maker Media / Armanino LLP, Corporate Finance and Restructuring for email and/or physical addresses from or including: MakerShed, Make newsletters/lists, Make: Magazines, and other properties with email and/or physical address information. This includes and not limited to: marketing emailing lists, MakerShed email address and physical address list from customers and marketing efforts, Maker Faire names, addresses, emails, phone numbers from Maker Faire tickets sales and any other personally identifiable information.
The purchase would be for sole and express purpose of destroying the data so it could not be harvested, used for spam or marketing in any way. The complete erasure and any backups would be verified as deleted by a 3rd party data destruction specialist, paid for by Adafruit with forensic / logs for public inspection.
Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone
Owner, engineer, founder / Managing Director
Adafruit Industries, LLC.
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