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20 May 2008

Thoughts on CeBIT Sydney 2008

Dropped in at CeBIT for while today. Was at the Bloggerzone for the royal visit of uber blogger and web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and his entourage of men in suits, then wandered about checking out the exhibits and running into various friends and acquaintances.

It's a pity the wi-fi connection in the Bloggerzone was so flaky, made blogging from there a challenge. I know I could do it from my phone, but the keyboard is too small for anything longer than a microblog post.

One thing that struck me this year was the increased number of consumer and retail focused stands; also many more exhibitors from Asia.

It seems to me that CeBIT is a workmanlike event that provides a platform for exhibitors to show there wares. But the funk factor is almost entirely absent. There were not many cool things that grabbed my attention.

There was one cool thing that I really liked - a portable pocket projector that is due to hit the streets later this year.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire

1 comment:

John said...

Yes - got offered 200 free sms and new credit card - not an android in sight