The OSCon T-Shirt/Hat Economic Indicator

Someone was saying, the first day of the conference (I forget who, now) that over the years, the number of T-Shirts that one received at OSCon served as a fairly accurate indicator of the state of the economy, and in particular, the state of the tech world.

Last year I think I got about 3 or 4 t-shirts.

This year, I brought home 9 t-shirts, and declined several others that were offered to me. I also brought home 3 very nice hats, and there were 3 others available at the conference that I didn’t get.

All of this makes me very optimistic that I’ll be a millionaire by May. If only I hadn’t overdrawn my account while I was at OSCon …