I'm guessing Tom was talking with Steve Jobs himself, forgot Steve's name, called him "Sid" and got them all kicked out.
Why the TMV pullout?
Why the TMV pullout?
The pullout came for many reasons
Chief of which was Veronica getting sick, and Jason our bakup tech having News.com duties he couldn't get out of.
It also was really hard for people to hear us with the setup they had and the crowd was pretty small. They also moved our time on us at the last minute Wednesday, playing havoc witht he already tough scheduling for Jason.
Still, I sincerely apologise to anybody who came looking for us and didn't find us. Maybe Molly, V, and I should just do an appearance all our own without Macworld or CES to get in the way!
BTW, Veronica's feeling a lot better. Hopefully she'll be back at full strength Tuesday.
To be honest, beyond the cool keynote announcements of the new hardware, what really goes on at Macworld anymore that justifies more than a day of coverage? Since CES takes place at nearly the same time, I'd just as soon see Apple set up a booth there, cancel the January Expo and only have a July Expo but in San Francisco, since the Boston and New York thing seems to have kind of died.
If interesting announcements from the show floor is the stick with which we will measure, we may as well cancel both CES and MacWorld. I heard Jon Dvorak say he has quit going to CES and just checks all the web sites. That's what I did for both shows and didn't feel like I missed much.
CES is almost worse because about 90% of what is there is prototype or concept stuff. Shoot TiVo has "announced" a non-DirectTV HDTiVo three years running and still hasn't shipped anything. At least at MacWorld stuff tends to have an actual ship date.
I went through the trouble of getting contacts to get in CES (it's not open to the public anymore) and compared to the last couple of years I went (I used to work AV Tech and convention setup on a contract basis) It seems really "blah" this year. HDTV this, DVR that, Treo killer Cellphones, car video, blah blah blah.
Nothing really "of note" seemed to come out of it.
Was this just an off year?
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