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GSchwag 
19th-Dec-2009 05:03 pm
Trevor cartoon abi-station.com/illustmak
After two weeks of orientation and classes in Mountain View, I've spent a week in the Boulder office, where my desk and team reside. I'd committed code by Friday morning, which seemed like an impressive time scale to several people.

Joining Google right before the holiday season is a good way to optimize schwag. In three weeks, I've gotten the following Google-branded giveaways:
two T-shirts (one for Nooglers, one for Boulder)
a beanie-propeller hat and one with a broken propeller (also for Nooglers)
a Camelback water bottle
a notebook (paper? how quaint!)
an unreleased smart phone
a rain jacket
a messenger bag
a pint glass (from a coworker who was clearing out his excess company schwag)
and a team-building trip to a hockey game...
all while arriving at two holiday events too late to get a schwag scarf or took hat.

At this rate, by the time I've made a significant contribution to Google Docs, I'll have twenty shirts and a table full of random objects. Fortunately for my minimalist goals, I think I've passed peak object distribution season.
Comments 
20th-Dec-2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Haha. When we visited, a friend was asking us to take the pens. He had a whole box of them for some unknown reason. What I really love are the little schwag notebooks that are like moleskines, but I don't remember if that came directly from Google or from one of the trade shows or conferences. Do you know what you are going to work on?
20th-Dec-2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, I forgot about the notebook, though I'm not sure if I got what you've seen. Now added to the list!

I'm working on the document list: the folders and other arrangements on the left side of Google Docs.
24th-Dec-2009 02:40 am (UTC) - Being greedy...
I have a collection of articles about computer/internet's growth--I've been "archiving" since 1987 or so.

If you are allowed to, if it is public knowledge, if you think it is funny or emotional or shows how people are changing in the way they relate to computer tech stuff, could you save some printed materials from google for me? (like a funny cartoon or an odd juxtaposition of stuff)?

Thanks!
24th-Dec-2009 06:10 am (UTC) - Re: Being greedy...
As you might imagine, Google doesn't generate a lot of paper, but I'll see what I accumulate over time.
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