The idea of unconference or hackathon or things like that has actually nothing to do with internet. It has its roots in Nonviolent Communication, Open Space Technology,… all these things were pre-Internet things. People were given a space, a timeframe and the option to do whatever they want. This is sort of anarchist self-organization kind of stuff. So our root activist or core activist groups are people of the older generation who did this kind of stuff or at least took this kind of training and learnt nonviolent resistance in the early days of Taiwan where we still had martial law and things like that. I think there were a lot of things that people were not joining because of a lack of familiarity with the tools.

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