UPDATE 2: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to bobmalan and cinaber! (Don't forget to check Between the Lines this Wednesday for the next question and another chance to win one of two free bags!)
At the time, we suggested that we'd be giving some things away as a thank you to you, our loyal readers.
That time is now.
To kick things off, we'll be giving away a pair of Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 laptop bags to two lucky readers each week for six weeks. The bags -- black with a gray stripe down the middle, like the photo above -- are sized medium, TSA compliant and, in a special limited edition twist, customized with ZDNet's iconic red diamond logo.
You can't get them anywhere else. Period.
(Why Timbuk2? Like us, they're based in San Francisco. Like us, they're in their early twenties. And like us, they're rugged as hell and perfect for tech.)
Every week, we'll ask a question. All you have to do is answer it.
What you need to do to win*:
Check the site Wednesday morning for a post about the contest. The first round begins right now.
Respond to the question by leaving a comment in the TalkBack section below the post. (Don't delay: the contest is open for 48 hours, and ends the following day. Standard ZDNet contest rules apply; see below for details.)
That's it! We'll pick winners based on the responses we deem most creative, funny or interesting.
We'll announce the winners (pending verification) the following Monday.
This week's prompt: Tell us how you first came to read ZDNet. And...go!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO CONTEST. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. CONTEST ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM ET ON JULY 21, 2011. SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR DETAILS.