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Re: Beer and Gear surprise

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Thu Feb 22 02:45:03 2001


> 
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> 
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 11:36:55PM -0600, Ukyo Kuonji wrote:
> > Did I miss some discussion about the Beer and Gear surprise?  I,
> > personally, feel somewhat cheated that there was no "gear" available
> > from the vendors in attendance.
> 
> <rumor>
> 
> Sponsors were specifically asked _not_ to give out clothing, as the
> Cisco boxer shorts distributed at NANOG 20 were somehow deemed
> offensive and discriminatory.
> 
> </rumor>
> 
> Don't get me wrong, Beer and Gear was definitely time well spent, I
> just found the "gear" aspect (assuming that's in reference to
> freebies, not hardware demonstrated by vendors) a bit lacking. ;)
> 
> Long live free vendorware.
> 
> -adam
> 
> 
Er... I can understand offensive (I don't agree, but I can understand),
but I don't understand how they were discriminatory.  The only people
in my house that like to wear Boxers are my two daughters.  I'm a tighty
whitey person myself.  Most of my daughters female friends claim to
prefer boxers too.

Maybe it's just local to SJ.

Owen





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