CES 2008: Bill Gates Starts His Exit
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If it's January, it's CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Viva Las Vegas.
If you're looking for an excuse to head to the desert to check out the latest and greatest widgets, gadgets, and new media content deals, this is your chance.
Me, I'm chained back to my desk doing slides after my quick road trip to IBM headquarters last week, but I plan on following the action closely via a number of blogs and media sites.
Thus far, I've found the following to be useful:
Myself, I'm keeping an eye on SlingMedia products (I heard they're providing a Blackberry client) so I can stream TV to my mobile self.
Meanwhile, Duncan Riley with TechCrunch posts that the Microsoft keynote at CES "sucked," indicating that his only reaction at the end was to "yawn."
Too bad, so sad, especially considering it's Bill Gates' last CES keynote before he sails into retirement later this year.
Brian Lam with Gizmodo suggests the Bill Gates fanboy video allowed Mr. Gates to seem "at total ease with his geekiness and place in the universe" -- starring none other than Austin's own Matthew McConaughey, who can normally be found dazed and confused while waiting for Bevo on the sidelines of Texas Longhorns football games.
And speaking of Austin, I'm sorry to say I missed the December iPod flash mob dance party that started at the Texas Capitol and ended at the Paramount theatre.
Yes, I should have been dancing, but I clearly subscribed to the wrong mobile social network.