Everyone knows that professional conference goers like myself attend events not to listen to presentations, not to network but to collect schwag. Over the past couple of years I’ve done fairly well collecting tech t-shirts and I decided to create a weekly series critiquing tech companies t-shirt offerings in the expectation that a company with a great t-shirt is a prime candidate to have a great product also. Click here to see the series.

If you’d like your t-shirt reviewed, flick me an email to arrange things. The judges decision is, of course, final and very little correspondence will be entered into (perhaps)..

DSCF5104 I was meant to go running with one of the guys from Financial Content during the Web 2.0 expo this year. Sore legs precluded that from happening but instead I went to their launch party and scored one of their t-shirts. This white crew neck is from a reputable brand (Fruit of the Loom) but alas continues the trend of being manufactured ina  low-cost economy.


  • The Financial Content guy was really friendly
  • It’s great for the end of the week when clean laundry is scarce
  • No logo on the back – at least it’s half subtle


  • Meh – it’s just a shirt
  • Financial content? I mean the name’s not exactly sexy is it?
  • Made in Honduras – what ever happened to first world manufacture?
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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

  • So, move the t-shirt plants back to the 1st world, fire all those nasty Hondurans, and put up the price of clothing for everyone. Oh yes, and small IT firms should use their limited ad budgets to subsidise 1st world t-shirt makers by making a PC statement on a label in a free t-shirt, that 99% of people won’t read. Hmm, good plan.

    Time to move on, Ben. That ship sailed 20 years ago.

  • Jim – didn’t you hear, there’s a revolution coming?


    But seriously, we’re never going to agree on this one, despite the multitude of disenfranchised and dispossessed blue collar workers in Otara and Aranui left adrift and with no option but to shop at The Warehouse thereby continuing the vicious circle.

    Or are same blue collar workers miraculously going to turn into .NET developers overnight?

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