Remember when name tags at conferences could help learn or remember names? Can we still read them?
Now they're on really long neck cords which end up buttoned inside jackets, hang way too low to read, or twist around so only the back of the tag and not the name shows. If sitting at a roundtable the tag drop below the table. They've been reinvented to be "admission passes" to get into education programs, or on extenders (that make them hang even lower) to facilitate exhibitor scanning at trade shows. Printable space on cords, badge and holders sold to sponsors.
But who can see the name when it's not in sight line?
There are magnetic ways to attach a name tag on a lapel/shirt (to avoid the days of pin marks or having nowhere to clip), and certain neck wallets can hang at a reasonable (readable) length with two cords for each side of the badge to ensure they aren't twisting, swinging, or way too low. Sometimes we reinvent away from a primary purpose.
I miss being able to read names at conferences. Am I the only one?