I was supposed to go to CES this year but as it got closer to the show, there was some last minute reshuffling someone else ended up going in my place. There was another guy in the group who just wanted to go more than I did. CES can be a grueling week, especially if you have to do a lot of booth duty as well as setup and break down and I was scheduled to be working every day. Then, just as I got ready to go to CES, the calls start coming in for meet ups with other companies and if I had gone, I’d be booked to the point where I wouldn’t have any time to just look around. I’d like to go there just once and be able to just walk around without having to do it at a frenetic pace.
One of my friends, Kevin Colburn, who escaped from his HP cubicle earlier this year to do his own thing got some coverage from a few gadget blogs for his Island Words software along with his Gamecycles. Specifically, Slashgear and Cruchgear both gave GameCycles.com some mentions, although no link love. Gizmodo and Engadget were too busy gushing over the iPhone at Mac World to cover anything else. Good job Kevin, I hope it generate some good sales leads for your gaming/exercise products.
Andy McCaskey of Slashdot Review has been doing a great job of allowing me to experience the show virtually by podcasting interviews and show coverage each day. I was almost interviewed last year by Andy, but we ended up chatting for a while instead, because I wasn’t comfortable going on record talking about the controversy brewing between the Blu-ray and HD-DVD format war.
All the major news outlets were favorably impressed with HP’s announcement of the MediaSmart Server based on Windows Home Server. There is a lot of coverage, links, videos, etc., over on Charlie Kindel’s blog.