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  • Mike Payson
    FYI, I received this today. Not a whole lot new if you were at the SRS meeting. ... From: TechShop Date: Oct 31, 2007 11:58 AM
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      FYI, I received this today. Not a whole lot new if you were at the SRS

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: TechShop < techshop@...>
      Date: Oct 31, 2007 11:58 AM
      Subject: Welcome To The TechShop Seattle Mailing List
      To: mikepayson@...

      Hello everyone,

      As promised, we now have a mailing list set up to keep you updated on the
      progress of TechShop Seattle.

      We've met many of you at the pizza party hosted by Jim Newton in Seattle
      several weeks ago, but for those of you who we haven't met a brief
      introduction is in order. Mark Ramberg and John Messec are the local
      TechShop partners who are working on bringing a TechShop to Seattle. Mark
      currently works as the Director of IP Strategy at Microsoft, and John is a
      former Microsoft Development Manager.

      It has been an exciting couple of weeks. We had a meeting in Menlo Park with
      the rest of the group of partners that are opening the first 10 TechShop
      stores over the coming year. Several decisions came out of that meeting that
      we'd like to share:

      - The TechShop at Menlo Park was opened with used equipment. All new
      stores, including the Seattle location, will be opened with brand new
      - We now have an official target date for the store opening in
      Seattle: July 4, 2008. 250 days and counting!
      - TechShop will be offering a vastly increased set of classes. Look
      for everything from classes on in-depth machining to 'How to Build a Hot
      - The store size we will be looking at is about 25,000 sq ft. This is
      in contrast to the Menlo Park location which is about 15,000 sq ft. This
      will give us much more room for private storage and work spaces as well as
      more flexibility for a great layout.

      We have also set up a web site at http://www.TechShopSeattle.com There is
      not much on the site at this point other than list management functions, but
      keep an eye out in the coming months for more information regarding our
      local TechShop. For those of you who may be interested in investing in
      TechShop Seattle, there is a separate mailing list on the site which you can
      sign up for.

      Between now and July we will be looking for volunteers to help build out the
      TechShop site, people who may be interested in working at TechShop, and
      people who may be interested in teaching classes at TechShop. If you or
      someone you know is interested, please let us know.

      Mark and John can be reached directly at the e-mail addresses listed below.


      John Messec

      Mark Ramberg

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