Monday, January 08, 2007

Stay at home CES

The consumer electronics show in Las Vegas is interesting for some...but not for me. Its simply too big and there is so much hype it becomes boring. Just look at the language in the CES press releases about the keynote from Bill Gates.

MICROSOFT'S GATES KEYNOTE, CES UNVEILED AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES KICK OFF 2007 INTERNATIONAL CES
Las Vegas, Va., January 8, 2007 -

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates electrified the CES stage Sunday night with his tenth keynote appearance. After crowd applauds following Gates' announcement that he will return to deliver the 2008 International CES keynote, more than 4,000 attendees sat spellbound as he shared how the company is delivering on the promise of the "Connected Experience." Windows Vista, which Gates characterized as the most important release of Windows ever, will make it easier, safer and more fun to use the PC and will play a central role in the experience. "

Which planet do these people come from? Gates does not come to mind as the most exciting public speaker at the best of times. But "spellbound?"
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