Friday, January 20, 2012

The Evolution of Conference Schwag

I noticed a lonely unused USB drive in my desk today, and it got me thinking about the hoops that we engineers will jump through to get a conference giveaway. It's an arms race!

In the beginning, there was the t-shirt ... Geek t-shirts I have known and loved

I just took a box full of bags and backpacks to the donation station ... 600 Conference Bags on The Wall, 600....

USB drives were once precious ... USB Drives

An iPod is still a pretty cool gift ... Apple Gift Package - iPod Shuffle

But today's holy grail is the iPad. iPad Door Prizes (and Flip Cameras) at MiCon10

Note, none of the pictures are of my schwag. I grabbed photos available under Creative Commons license.

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