Even if you’ve never attended the annual Defcon hacker con in Las Vegas, you know about the legendary electronic badges designed the last five years by Joe Grand. These prized gadgets spawned a whole cult of badge hackers, who sought tips and rumors of each years upcoming design so as to best prepare to meet the challenge.
This year the Defcon 19 conference currently underway has decided against using an electronic badge, opting instead for the titanium neckcharm pictured above. The explanation given essentially was that since other cons are now using electronic badges the concept was no longer unique.
Yawn… (sniffle, sniffle)….