Monday, April 27, 2009

MMS 2009 - SWAG Bag

I just registered at MMS, and thought I'd share the SWAG with you. For those of you that insist on pronouncing and spelling it "schwag," it stands for Stuff We All Get not Schtuff We All Get. Anyway, on to the stuff.

1. A fancy-schmancy convertible laptop bag. I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but this laptop bag falls prey to the same issues that I have with all laptop bags. THEY LOOK LIKE LAPTOP BAGS. Sure, you can tuck the handles in and there are backpack straps. Sure, it's well constructed. Sure, it has a lot of neat pockets and doohickies. It still screams, "Hey, look at me. I'm carrying a very expensive piece of electronics. Maybe you should take it."

2. A notepad, a pen, a water bottle (Nice), two magazines, and -- wait for it -- a piece of trial software. Yes, you read that correctly. Yes, it has a ton of software on the DVD, but it's a limited-time trial. I almost put the disk in the next section for exactly that reason.

3. Ads. Lots of ads. Yes, that is Tux the Linux penguin you see. Alanis would be proud.

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