New Java & NetBeans T-Shirts
By Roman Strobl on V 23, 2005
A nice thing about Sun is that you get regularly new T-shirts. This is much appreciated by a person like me who is not really a fan of shopping (something tells me I'm not the only one in the building). On the release party we got this time 2 new T-shirts:
The first one is for the 10 years of Java anniversary. The funny thing about this T-shirt is that it's absolutely unreadable from larger distance due to the font. So while travelling through the city people stare at you trying to figure out the meaning of the picture. It's provocative, because there's some action, but from their faces you can recognize they mostly don't get it (I wonder if this was the intention of the T-Shirt designers ;-).
The second T-shirt is two-sided, the front side is on the left. Stand out from the crowd... hmm do they want to say NetBeans is for people who want to be better or different? Or both? Who knows. Anyway, I was at first disappointed about the second side, I thought it was boring and the picture had no special idea. So they told me to take a closer look - and suddenly it stopped to be boring. What's the message of this? Should we not be superficial and go after the deeper truth? They should provide a manual with these T-Shirts!
I've got one idea for people who provide us with these great T-shirts. Why not to go further? I would be so grateful if the next time I would also get new shoes, a sweather, a jacket, jeans and maybe even some nice Sun boxers with the "Stand out from the crowd!" text :-)