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).

DSCF5109 Glue isn’t a tech company, rather it’s a conference (and a very cool one at that) organized by the same people who do Defrag every November. Unusually for a shirt giveaway, the Glue attendee shirt is a long sleeve crew neck in dark gray. The conference is cool but the shirts aren’t so much (sorry Eric) – the logo is a little gaudy, the fabric is partially synthetic (sacre bleu!) and the byline on the back is questionable.


  • It was free! DSCF5110
  • My wife wears it to bed in wintertime


  • 50% synthetic – killing the world one thread at a time
  • The logo is a little over the top
  • Made in Haiti… where the water runs hot (as in Geiger hot)
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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.

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