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    IoT T-Shirt ask

Hi,

I designed a T-Shirt with a quote from this thread. To get it screen printed (and also get a discount) we would need more than 6 orders, is anyone else here interested in this?

EDIT: There are now two versions of the shirt, let me know which one to go with.

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    I’m up for it, but it’s not exactly a snappy phrase to go on a T-Shirt - too many words to be glance-at funny..?

    You should definitely promote to whoever @internetofshit is though - this is right up their alley

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      • Convenience. Catastrophe. Pick any two.
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        Maybe structuring it in as a poem would be more visually appealing?

        The IoT
        is turning out to be
        a weird mix of mild convenience,
        and catastrophe.
        
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          A definition would be better. Something like:

          IoT -- A weird mix of mild convenience and catastrophe.
          

          It’s shorter too.

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            Yeah, that loses the nice rhyming quality (fun to say), but it seems like it would indeed look better on a t-shirt.

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              I changed it to the rhyming version, but to do so I had to make the text smaller. What’s the verdict? Do we go with the definition style or the rhyme?

              EDIT:

              Saved the definition version as another link: http://www.customink.com/designs/iotsucks2/pqs0-00af-n865/twt

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                Any way we can shrink/remove/hide the attribution notice?

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                  I don’t think that gets printed(?)

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                    It does get printed, I have to have it since I am using a CC licensed image and trousers wants attribution for the text. ;)

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                        True. In fact, I think that’s what I’ll do. @trousers are you up for this?

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                          Ah what the hell, sure. :)

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                            I’ll buy beers for the both of you if you’re ever in Houston.

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                    Yep, I think the definition one looks a lot better on a t-shirt.

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                Really wish the original quote had an ellipsis instead of a comma there. :)

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                  The IoT
                  is turning out to be
                  a weird mix of mild convenience...
                  and catastrophe.
                  

                  Now it does! :P

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                Hrm… maybe better for a sticker?

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                  Bumper sticker sounds ok-ish, but is probably bad for the same reasons james stated…

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                Not sure if it was intended to be an actual URL, but if so, lobste.rs/trousers is a 404.

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                  A good submission sir! Count me in.

                  And it only needed a ‘show’ tag. :P

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                    I prefer the term “thingformation superhighway.”

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                      To be fair was said about cars in the 1920’s.

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                        Note: to do this, we would group order, and then whichever one of use got the group order package would handle shipping it out to everyone else.

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                          Maybe using Amazon Merch would be a better option? Then people don’t have to coordinate shipping.

                          Also I think the placement should be a bit better, maybe larger text with larger margins so it doesn’t go to the edge of the shirt? It also seems a bit low.

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                            Thanks for the feedback :)

                            I hadn’t heard of Amazon merch, I’ll look into it. As far as placement and margins go, I’ll fix it tonight when I get home.

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                              I think teespring (I think it’s teespring) also has a “crowdfunded” shirt option, where if enough people commit to buy the shirt a certain price, they’ll ship them all out.

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                                That’s the same with customink, but they want a minimum of 50 shirt goal as far as I can tell.