A friend commented last week, while I was traipsing around the Bay Area, that I seemed to have a penchant for white T shirts with software company logos. And it’s true that I like them. It’s almost a uniform for me: blue jeans, white T shirt, my grey fleece sweater, cap on backwards (it’s not a beret), and various sorts of footware.
So, I had a brainstorm — partly because I don’t really have enough T shirts to actually wear them all the time, but also because it seems like a fun thing to do: I am going to invite Web 2.0 app developers to dress me for the year.
I promise to wear no shirts except logo’ed T shirts for May-Dec 2006, under the following conditions:
- Participating companies have to provide me at least the number of T shirts necessary for the agreement. If you want me to wear the shirts one day, one shirt is enough, but otherwise, its the number of days divided by two: 10 days, five shirts. Then I don’t have issues with cleaning when traveling.
- There are 8 months involved, so let’s round it off and call it 8 months * 30 days = 240 days.
- I don’t want to wear the same logo for 240 days, so the maximum days I will lease to a single vendor is 20 days.
- I promise to randomize, so that every vendor will have an equal chance at the big days — like walking around at Web 2.0, CTC 2006, DC 2.0, or OnHollywood — as well as an equal chance I will be sitting at my desk, writing all day.
- I will also create a side blog here at /Message, where I will post the weekly schedule of T shirts.
- A bonus: the highest bidder will get an additional prize. I will replace the picture of me over there in the right column with a new picture, wearing that company’s T shirt, starting on May Day.
So, email me at stowe DOT boyd AT gmail DOT com if you want to play. I will be setting this up as an auction at eBay in the next day or so, once the word trickles out.