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Amber MacArthur took a break during the Social Tech Brewing panel to call attention to the sticker on my laptop and the pin on my backpack. The sticker on my laptop reads, "The geek shall inherit the earth." I got it from the Software Freedom Day leftovers from the Philippines. The pin reads, "No, you can't just explain it in the manual." I snagged that from Human Factors International at CHI 2006.
I love wearing quirky little things like that. It gives people a whatzit and invites them to talk to me. I've had random conversations with people because of the Tux penguin pin, for example.
Stuff like that helps me establish myself as a geek girl instead of just someone's significant other at tech events. I *really* should make a sticker that reads: "Emacs: More than just a text editor. It's a way of life!" Or "(I (think (in (LISP))))"
Hmm. There's a book about writing for bumper stickers. I should request it. Fortunately I don't have the budget or space for an inkjet printer, so I'm forced to find other ways to make these little jokes happen...