Where have all the t-shirts gone?

Back in the good old days, you couldn’t turn around at a tech conference without being handed a t-shirt with a logo on it. In the past few years, however, t-shirts have gone out of style as conference schwag, to be replaced with USB flash drives, coffee mugs, and this year’s favourite, notebooks of various sizes (I’ve been given at least six different notebooks this year so far). For the occasional times when I use a notebook rather than my laptop, these are great, but it will take me years to work my way through all of them.

The bigger problem, however, is the lack of t-shirts: if I don’t go home from a conference packing a man’s large t-shirt, I hear about it for days. This week will be especially bad, seeing as how I’m missing his birthday to be here. 🙁

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