You can go to any number of technology blogs and websites and see what the electronics news was coming out of the annual CES show (hint smaller, thinner tablets; bigger, thinner and more green TVs and lots and lots of accessories), but when I am not working I like to simply people watch at the show.
I was only at the show two days this year (as opposed to the full four days I did in 2010 and 2011) so I did a lot less people watching than usual, but I did get through all three (humongous) halls which is a feat in itself.
I am very happy to report that I saw very little of what the industry calls booth babes and what I call CES Porn. Just a few instances like these:
Or these lovely ladies who seemed to stay in a tightly formed bunch:
Way classier and much more fun were the ladies of the Nikon booth who had gorgeous outfits which they changed every half day. I did not get to see them all, but I loved what I saw!
While not photogenic, this man is a photo genius. I stopped in the Polaroid booth to listen for a short bit to renowned photographer Jim McHugh who presented some of the photos and Polaroids he has taken over the last 30 years, including lots of celebrities.
I was very happy to see Be.ez bags in a nice booth as they were just in a little tiny table last year. They have added to their line of bags to include camera bags and I stopped to take a look and to chat in French with some of the booth staff.
I also had a lengthy conversation with a journalist from France who attended the press conference that my company had with LL Cool J – see photo below from Dolby’s Flickr album:
He was super cool (he is the striped arms in the front in the left of the photo, wish I could have taken a photo with him, as he was so nice) and I got to practice my French for about 10 minutes – which I need! If you check out a larger version of the photo you might be able to see me or my glasses in the upper left corner. I was taking photos and trying to (unsuccessfully) tweet out sound-bytes from the press conference (internet connection sucks at CES!)
CES 2012 is over!
How about you? Did you go? Tune-in? Follow on blogs or Twitter? What do you think?