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January 2009 Entries

Are Live Events…Dead?

I wrote this post while in-flight, en route to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. I had never been to CES before and I’ve wanted to go since I was a teenager. Truly. So I was excited, but my enthusiasm was somewhat subdued. Why? Because 2009 is shaping up to be The Year the Trade Show Died. Such sentiment, in the mainstream press and elsewhere, has been brought on by the recession (and the travel and spending cuts it has engendered) and also by Apple Inc’s announcement that this would ......