Event organizers paid how much for this?
At first I though maybe this was the 1990's but then I read netbooks.
Very confused. How dumb/lazy/cheap are conference organizers?
Having set up wifi networks for big conferences (under contract) and written conference software (under contract), I can say that literally everything is a pain point for them.
Don't underestimate the psychological factor of having something printed right there with the personalized (you typed it) name.
[Edit] In the interest of not just poopooing on the badge thing, I want to mention view.io actually seems like a pretty interesting idea. One of those so-obvious-why-hasn't-anyone-done-it-yet types, could be big if it works well. Good luck!