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Re: LWCE/SF 2005 Debian booth organization

I think also, having a prominant "donations" container visible towards the
front of the booth could both increase donations, and reduce folks
expectations of getting T-shirts and such for free.

Even if CDs/DVDs/etc. are given away for free, by placing relatively few out
at a time, or not so close to the front of the booth/table, that can
significantly reduce the rate at which folks grab them (including how many
they grab).

I presume we'll have AC power? :-)
hub(s), switch(es), wireless access point(s), etc. could come in quite
handy.  For some of the larger systems that may not be dragging in a
monitor/LCD, some ssh, networking, and X might at least partially solve or
at least help with that (but there remain trust/access/account issues and such).
KVM device or switch might also help in that area.
Internet access could of course also be useful.

Quoting "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org>:

> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Mike Markley wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 11:07:41PM -0700, Sean Perry <shaleh@speakeasy.net>
> wrote:
> >> Joshua Kwan wrote:
> >>> * The T-shirts were a blast but we ran out really quickly. L/XL seemed
> >>> to be the most popular size, but we got a considerable number of >XXLs.
> >>> People expected them to be free, too.
> >> my times have changed. We never had a problem getting $10 a shirt, $15
> >> for the 2XX and larger.
> We still don't.  Just because people want something doesn't mean you have 
> to give it to them.  Even at $10 or $15, our biggest problem at the East 
> Coast Linuxworld was running out of them too quickly.
> > I suspect that the reason people expected them to be free is that, well,
> > they're at a vendor expo. Most of the booths are occupied by for-profit
> > companies who have some sort of goodies to give away as advertisement,
> > whether it's pens or tshirts or stuffed animals or what have you.

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