Best Towering Rotating Monolithic Corporate LogoCompaq
It looms ominously over the ghetto here at LinuxWorld, obscuring the flourescent lights and casting a gentle breeze on those of us back in the corner on the show.
The little knives that they've been handing out aren't as cool as the Leatherman Wave, but they can be handy when the suits come to try to get you to move to their ISPs.
Best Hive Mentality Fashion SenseIBM
With their fancy little blue shirts and black pants, they perform with synchronicity that would make the borg jealous.
Best Futile Attempt to Capture the Alternative Feel of Linux with Cheesy LogoExtreme Linux
Snowboarding Penguins? Wow.
Open Source Leader with Most PhunkEric S. Raymond
Believe it or not, he actually has rhythm. And he can play a mean flute.
Foxiest Booth FluffSlashdot
Highest Density EMF in a BoothDebian
I think they've got 38 computers, an empeg, and more geeks than I thought possible in a 10x10 space. Next show they'll have to build shelves and stack them.
Best use of Vinyl in ApparelJoseph Arruda from VA
How can we say anything more than just wow
Sugar Distribution AwardRick Highness
Most Persistant MarketeersAbisource
That damn ant. Its everywhere. It haunts my dreams. It appeared at parties. It got more action than I did last night.
Most Desirable IDG EmployeeKristin "Trixie" DeAngelis
It was a close race between her and Charlie Greco, but she inched ahead when rumors of her tatoos left certain Slashdot Team members with spittle hanging.
Best Multi Bitchin' Recreational FacilitiesThe Free Software Foundation
They got foosball, they got pool, and they got RMS. How can you argue with that? Maybe next year they'll have kiddie swimming pool and swimmies.
Distributed Use of Painful ColorComputer Associates
CA has provided the whole floor with schwag bags that were such a blinding shade of yellow that everyone will need to update their optical prescriptions. Ya know how your mom told you not to stare directly at the sun?
Goon Squad AwardLWCE Security
The friendly security guards who refused to let me in to get my laptop on tuesday, tried to keep me out because I had a press badge and not an exhibit badge, and even are rumored to have prevented Linus from getting in to the exhibit hall without a badge. They forced Slackware to turn off their lights for using 100 watts of bootlegged juice to run their light bulb. We don't even want to know what they did to that guy who tried to wheel in his own freight without paying $800 to have a professional do it for him. And they even tried to ban IP masqing.
Company that Bribes Slashdot with the Coolest HardwareUndecided
We still don't have a winner in this competitive catagory. So far people have threatened Cobalt Qubes, a Netwinder, Palm V's, Quad Processing Xeon's (yeah right) and at last count, 213 different blue suited representatives from IBM offering Netfinititys- but not a seriously coveted Thinkpad. So far, the winner is the pixar guys who brought me a sweet Prequel t-shirt, and the runner up is Linux Mall who gave us a big stuffed penguin, so there is still time to win this prestigious award!
I just wanna thank all the folks that helped get us down here. The LinuxWorld people got us a booth, and Red Hat hooked us up to bandwidth so we could actually post stories (guess they didn't want their portal to be boring when they announced it) and Linux-HW who hooked us up with airfare and paid our hotel for our stay in the valley.