Unexpected truths take II

November 27 , 2006 9 comments

Once upon a time

Kevin Lawver interviewed an outside firm to do a job for AOL. They were talking about design and the company’s work. Here’s Kevin’s post...” was in an interview today (update: not for a job for me, I was interviewing them to do a job for AOL), talking to a design and development shop (who will remain nameless) about their work and other assorted web-nerdery (flash vs. html, accessibility, localization, etc) when I asked them about the different DOCTYPES they use and why they didn’t just pick one and stick with it. Here’s how the conversation went.

  * Creative Director: Yeah, we pick based on client needs and stuff… We’re pretty anal about standards and stuff. We’re geeks, and you know, geeks love anal.
  * Me: That’s going on a t-shirt.

He didn’t get it right away, which is probably a good thing. I wish every interview went that well. “

So what happened

So I said I’d create the tshirt and presenting…

So we’re going to get shirts

Kevin wants shirts, so does Jason, Jeremy and a few others but….I’m going to order them but I need to get enough people to agree otherwise it won’t be worth the cost. Anyone interested? Let me know. I’m going to get American Apparel (no sweatshop labor found here). You know you want one. :)

Kevin modeling

Geeks love *


Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 12.30 am


The losers at work are too scared to wear it…but I’m still in for 2!


Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 05.42 am


The losers at work are SO willing to wear them.


Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 06.00 am


Geeks love

Geeks love


Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 05.02 pm

Mike Stickel

Where’s the dotted line I need to sign?


Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 03.35 pm


beautiful, and so true. i need one in medium. lemme know how… -mkg


Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 12.12 pm

Keri Henare

Where can I order one?


Thu Mar 22, 2007 at 09.48 am

Ian Lloyd

Cindy, I’m wearing the shirt to work today. Had one person ask what it’s all about (he guessed ‘geeks love everything’ - 2/3 right, not bad at all!).

Ooh I feel so subversive.


Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10.34 pm


I am so tempted to order one of them, and I feel shamed that I didn’t realize what the asterisk was for at first.


Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10.41 pm


So the nice thing to say about it is that * also means everything which is even better and much easier to tell your family :P

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