Mike Isaac on CES:

Is the supposed premier event of the tech industry really the place we’ll see all of the year’s coming trends and successes play out? Can anyone name one single thing they took away from last year’s CES, save a nasty case of show-floor SARS?

The answer, of course, is no. Just as it was last year. And the year before.

I have never been to CES, and the only reason I’d ever imagine going is simply to see if it’s as big of a nightmare as people say it is. I have no desire to see anything launched there — zero. Because all the consumer tech companies I care about — save, perhaps now Samsung — aren’t even there. It’s a strawman of a show.

  1. svenburg reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    This is exactly how I feel about it. In fact, the very concept of trade shows has been dead for a long time.
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    As strange as it may sound, there was once a time when you could actually learn a thing or two at tech tradeshows....
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    And thanks to the wonders of the Internet you’ll actually be more up to date on what’s happening at CES by not being...
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