I’ve never been to CES and doubt I’ll ever go. The only reason I would have any desire to is just to see the spectacle of it, not for anything actually announced at the event, which seems to be less and less each year.
As Nick Wingfield reports for The New York Times, this doesn’t sound good:
The group said it was expecting more than 2,700 exhibitors at this week’s event, compared with 2,800 the year before, although it does not have a final number yet because it is still selling space. Attendance for the show last year was more than 149,000, but it’s too soon to tell whether this year will exceed that figure.
There’s one common feeling amongst every single person I’ve talked to that is going this year: dread.