now it's getting interesting
The Borf saga continues. This flyer, courtesy of Rob, has been making the rounds on DC's streets:
The domain in question isn't curently live, and the WHOIS information is fake — it lists prominent leftist lawyer Bernadine Dohrn as the contact person (no, I hadn't heard of her before either). That's pretty much in keeping with the vibe I picked up from the kids we met at last summer's Borf-in at Dupont: basically, that they're the sort of folks who show up at WTO protests but don't break any windows.
They've still got until the 27th to hook the nameservers up to something, I suppose. I didn't have a lot of faith that they'd be able to pull this meager feat off, however. But now I hear that New York's Graffiti Research Labs are involved in the proceedings. Suddenly I'm considerably more interested.
GRL are the folks who invented LED throwies, popularized the electro-graf (which I hope to adapt toward making a fablab-assisted sign for the new office), and had a significant presence at the Maker Faire. And, although I didn't realize the extent of it, I guess I did know that they'd conducted some pro-Borf agitation, too — including some right here in DC.
So they're basically big-time geeks with a mischievous streak. If they're gonna be at Borf's welcome-home party, count me in.