CES Photos: Microsoft Madness

10 photos from last evening's opening keynote at the 2009 International CES

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2009

LAS VEGAS -- 2009 International CES -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)'s keynote was quite the star-studded, sweater-wearing affair last night. Here are the pretty pictures from the CES opening keynote:

Microsoft's Main Main To read on about Microsoft's announcements at CES, see the full story right here.

Photos by Dan Diaz/Filmsight. The captions are not his fault.

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Microsoft's Main Man'I'm! Optimistic! About! The! Digital! Economy!' In the ShadowsMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a big sweater to fill now that Bill Gates has retired. De PressJournalists line up for the Microsoft keynote, a head-scratching affair, to be sure. Tripod SwingsScod, from the Aussie musical comedy trio, Tripod, sang a tune about choosing games over girls. Mr. EntertainmentMicrosoft group president Robbie Bach says Xbox is the ultimate entertainment device for the home. Look Behind You!Oh, dear. I can't watch... Zzzzzzz... and apparently, neither can this photographer. Run Away!When the keynote ended, the casino got nerdy. 'Thank You! Good Night!'Tripod plays one last tune as the room empties out.

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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