At many major tech conferences, one big story--a product, technology, or trend--dominates the entire show.
CES 2012 was not one of those events. Intel's Ultrabook was the closest thing there was to a show-dominating topic, but in the end, what I was struck by was the diversity of stuff on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center and surrounding venues. And in some cases, the no-shows were as interesting as the products that were there.
Herewith, a few of the lessons I took home with me after four jam-packed days in Vegas:
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