The show that became the bane of every technology journalist is being revived, only this time as a more tightly focused virtual tradeshow, Comdex Virtual, being held Nov. 16 and 17.
It's happening courtesy of United Business Media (parent company to Light Reading), which acquired the Comdex rights in 2006. The show's being trimmed back to focus on the technology sales channel, rather than trying to please a scattershot mainstream crowd.
The introductory video on the Comdex Virtual site promises keynotes, conference sessions, and exhibits -- against a Las Vegas backdrop but with "no crosstown traffic, no unruly crowds, no taxicab lines, and no gambling losses."
Oh, come on. What kind of Comdex would that be?
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— Craig Matsumoto, Director of Rejected Event Plans, Light Reading