Enough with the stickers already!


Once upon a time, Microsoft employees got t-shirts. Many, many t-shirts. It got old, as things are wont to do. Seems that Moore’s law applies to tech company swag as well. Because in much less time, I’ve gotten sick of stickers. Arghthestickerspleasemakeitstop. Everything is not a sticker opportunity. And where the hell am I supposed to put all of these stickers where funny sayings are replaced by Microsoft product names? On my car? Are you kidding me? (I am just not a bumper sticker kind of a person)


Every time I go to my work mailbox, I get a sticker. In the last week, I have received 4. If I am going to get marketing collateral that I am just going to throw away, I would rather it be recyclable.


I’m going to start using them as travel lint brushes. Brilliant. 

Comments (5)

  1. Bill Wagner says:

    Lighten up a bit. :) The stickers go on your laptop.  That way, when you’re in a meeting with 20 other developer types, you know which laptop is yours.

    When you run out of laptop space, put them on your external hard drive.

    When you run out of space on the external harddrive, it’s time to buy a new laptop. :)

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    I have fun stickers on my laptop. I don’t to junk it up with marketing stickers.

    And if I lighten up, nobody will visit my blog anymore.

  3. Pete Radloff says:

    I like stickers :) You can email them to me.

  4. I love it!! I am so going to start using the stickers I get as lint sheets. What a great innovation. :) Some days I think you really are beyond brilliant.

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    Barbara – thank you! The ridiculous things floating through my head are useful every once in a great while!