Crappy Giveaways

I finally got my mailbox over to my new office building. One of the things that had collected dust before the switch: a retractable modem cable with a Microsoft product logo on it. I assume they sent it to people in the field to raise awareness of their product. But a modem cable? In the past year, I can count the number of times I’ve used my laptop’s modem on one hand. Besides, I have a dozen of these stupid things.

Our group has GREAT giveaways. At an event last year, we gave away USB phone chargers. They’re more common now, but I had never seen one before at the time. We’ve also given away USB lamps and portable USB webcams.