10 March 2020

Business in the Front...and Back

Only time for a quick post this evening. I've been out of the office for the past two days for a conference (yes, we're still having them O_o) and tomorrow is shaping up to be a real barn-burner. So, without further ado, here is my pick of the litter (full list here) for this date:


For the record, the answer to this question is "No."

The 2011 ASCD Annual Conference was the first time I made a handout on a business card, but was definitely not the last. In a time before smartphones were popular (and cameras on phones as good as they are today)...and before Dropbox or other services...a business card was a super-efficient way to put not only my contact information, but a link and qr code to a site where other goodies awaited participants. A stack of business cards is also much easier to carry to a conference than a ream of paper, and there are always extras to hand out while you're at the event (or afterward).

Today, I suspect that most people would just take a picture of my contact information on a presentation slide, but I will always prefer the old-fashioned tools. It's nice to hand someone an actual memento.

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