I spent most of the morning after the first session visiting the exhibits. With limited mobility, it took a bit longer than usual. Add to that the fact that this is the largest exhibit hall I’ve seen at one of these conferences.
I’ve added a new category to my Vendor Drinking Game (Part One, Part Two) – Words That Aren’t Words. Take any bit of technology or education jargon, whack of the first half, tack it to the second half of another word, and, voila! You have a new trademark!
Good candidates are Edu- and Compu-. For suffixes, the word -cast seems to be stuck on just about anything. There are also other bastardizations of words. Here’s what I’ve seen so far…
…and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. OK, I think I need to go read Shakespeare or something and clear my palate.
[tags]NECC, NECC 2007, vendors [/tags]