It’s tradeshow season!

07 is nearly over, techies everywhere are preparing for the real winter rush, not the Holiday season, but trade-show season.  CES, Macworld Expo, NAMM, CEBIT, NAB: For geeks everywhere this is “the most wonderful time of the year!”.

CES keynote’s will continue to be dud’s, but as always, cool products will show up, and hopefully, the might just about appear by the end of 08.

However, as anyone who watched the trade-show’s in 06, CES, despite being so huge that distances between bathrooms are measured in miles will be overshadowed by whats happening in San Francisco: at Macworld.

It’s well known that people actually run to get seat’s at Steve Job’s world famous Macworld Keynote.  It was here that Apple truly moved to Intel, where the iPhone was announced, where the 12 inch powerbook was released.  If 4, Infinite Loop, is the seat of power, then Macworld is the state of the union speech.

One thing is sure, since the rumour mill is practically running on empty (with the exception of the sub-notebook/tablet rumor, which has been kicking around for years) whatever is announced at Macworld, it will be big.

Then come the lesser known trades shows, such as NAMM and NAB.  There, the real media-pro’s will gather to see the new products.  It was at NAB were the real “smart people in the room” plunked down thousands of dollars on what was then vapour-ware: the Red Camera (they are now reaping the rewards, rental prices for Red’s are skyrocketing)

CeBIT will continue to show what the largest trade-show in the world can be, huge, exhausting, and downright breathtaking.

Trade-shows still have a place, Macworld is a prime example.

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7 Responses to “It’s tradeshow season!”

  1. 1 John the Penguin
    December 21, 2007 at 11:28 am

    I agree, Trade-shows still have a place. I’m lucky enough to be recieving a platinum Macworld pass this Christmas, possibly the best present ever, if i get an EV-DO card for my Macbook, I’m going-a-liveblogging!

  2. 2 Sam
    December 21, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Yup, Do you know whether CES is open to the public? if so, any idea on how to get tickets

  3. 3 John the Penguin
    December 21, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Sorry, No idea, you don’t really need to go to CES, you can watch all the keynotes from the comfort of home, and the show floor is seriouskyy over-covered, just stay at home, kickback, and enjoy the ride.

  4. 4 Sam
    December 21, 2007 at 11:31 am

    Thanks, i’ll think about it, how much does a platinum macworld ticket cost, i’ve heard they cost an absolute fortune!

  5. 5 John the Penguin
    December 21, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Thousands of dollars friend, thousands of dollars….

  6. 6 Eddy
    December 21, 2007 at 11:33 am

    i’m kinda new to this blog, can you guys give me a run down on what it is, i just discovered it while trawling technorati.

  7. 7 John the Penguin
    December 21, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Check out the About page, everything you could possibly want to know

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