What Do You Think About the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)?

    by Mark Glaser
    January 13, 2012
    Gadgets galore gawked at by gobs of people at CES. Is this nirvana or hell? (Photo credit: CES)

    Imagine 150,000 people from 140 countries wandering 1.6 million square feet of exhibit space in search of the latest whiz-bang flat-screen TV, tablet, smartphone or souped-up teched-out car. This is the International CES show in Las Vegas, which has mushroomed from 17,500 attendees in 1967 to the massive techno-hordes of today. This could be either your most incredible dream or a nightmare waiting to happen. Often, for tech journalists and bloggers, it ends up being both. So what’s your take on CES? Have you attended and enjoyed what you experienced? Is it your idea of the 7th level of Hades? Vote in our poll (where you can choose multiple answers) and explain more in the comments below.

    To hear more about CES, check out the latest edition of the Mediatwits podcast, with two tech journalists reporting from the conference floor.


    P.S. From the CES website:

    Products that Debuted at CES

    Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
    Laserdisc Player, 1974
    Camcorder, 1981
    Compact Disc Player, 1981
    Digital Audio Technology, 1990
    Compact Disc – Interactive, 1991
    Mini Disc, 1993
    Radio Data System, 1993
    Digital Satellite System, 1994
    Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
    High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998 Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
    Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000
    Microsoft Xbox, 2001
    Plasma TV, 2001
    Home Media Server, 2002
    HD Radio, 2003
    Blu-Ray DVD, 2003
    HDTV PVR, 2003
    HD Radio, 2004
    IP TV, 2005
    An explosion of digital content services, 2006
    New convergence of content and technology, 2007
    OLED TV, 2008
    3D HDTV, 2009
    Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
    Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011

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