Hey from Day Three of the Giant CES. First, I mis-spoke/wrote the other day about the International Details…there are 140 countries represented here, not the 110 I previously reported. In addition to the languages I wrote about two days ago, I’d like to add Swedish, Finnish, many Chineese dialects, German, and a few unknown Central European tounges into the mix. And I have entered that “so when do I post?” zone….since once you’re on the floor you’re sucked in, and once you’re on the party bus (who says I’m just looking for free foood…?), you can’t get off. Last night we were in the press corps for the Monster Dealer Awards/Mary J Blige super show, AND the after party (hey, who ate all the food..??). Great event…great photos and even video to follow soon.
Some of the larger issues of the show have come to mind, and I will write about them in the next day or two. Basically, we have two worlds here …one for the dealers/resellers/distributors, and the other for us, the press– all wanting to see the same new stuff but for different reasons. I get the feeling that we are really part of “their” show, but we have very good accesss to be that electronic fly on the wall, and we need to sit down and share more of that with you. As long as we don’t miss the (yes, free) press lunch, so a few pictures up and I’m out the door.
The Big Thing at the show this year has been lurking around for years but now seems to be taking hold…that is the One Brand fits all approach that gives the user a seemless interface to all aspects of their computer/electronic experience, involving many devices across various platforms. Home/Mobile/Work/Play/PC, smart applications, mobile, auto (big thing this year with Microsoft), wireless. The studios (Fox, ABC, etc) also were here to sing the same song. Get ‘em everywhere and keep ‘em in the house. Of course those guys have the content, the manufactures have the devices, and we got the blog, so until tomorrow or later today if the party bus is late, I am your most trusted and loyal servant,
Mobile Mike Handler
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