LinuxPPC.org: A Players Guide to LWEAug 30, 2000, 19:26 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Nerds everywhere. A faint trace of body odour permeates everything. After some observation I realize that most of the nerds can be fit into 2 Simpsonesque categories. Nerds that resemble the comic book guy on the simpons and nerds that resemble the pimple-faced teenager on the simpsons. Sporting the worst facial hair and haircuts ever seen, they dash from booth to booth begging the gorgeous women manning the booths for buttons and tshirts."
"Who can blame the nerds for wanting the free wares these booths offer? Temporary tattoos, neon colored-tshirts, and buttons with geek in-jokes are free for the taking after volunteering your email address. I grab a a bag and start giving out my managers email address. I'm sure he'll enjoy spam from dice.com, Sun Microsystems, and countless other companies. Using your managers email address is always a good idea, my manager gets email every time there is a new version of Netscape, Quicktime, RealPlayer, and other pieces of software that had an "inform me of updates" option. I think he feels important since he gets so much mail."
"Some of the booths are harder to get stuff out of. I turn my badge around and go in for the big scores. "Wow, you're really Linus Torvalds?" he asks. "Yas" I reply. "And remember to pronoonce it Lie-nicks," I add as the clueless booth person hands me a much better laptop bag than I currently own. At another booth I morphed into an unnamed journalist for ZDNet. The best shirts, posters, and dolls became easy pickins."
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