Each year (with a very few exceptions) approximately in the beginning of December, as it's today, I justify for yourself that CES show in Vegas will be a waste of my time and decide do not go. Later on, in the begining of the January, after the holydays are over, I change my mind and decide: “What the heck, why not?” Probably it is becose I’m more bored in January then the boredom of the CES… who knows…
Generally CES has very little value for me, though I admit that it "might" be educational. Each trip I was able to discover something very interesting but if to analyze what that was then it was not "at the CES" but "near the CES". Was it worth to fly 12 hours and expose myself to socializing with those audio-morons who infest the Alexis Park during those few days? Probably not....
Generally I not need anything from CES. I do not look forward to meet those people, and if I did than I with a great pleasure would see them drown in those Alexis Park pools. I do not need to have any “special meeting” with any manufacturers: there are people in audio industry with whom I might deal but we do not need to hug each other Vegas. I do not need to see those Nevada whores – the industry “reviewers” who run form the room to room with their idiotic aplomb and cheap pretentiousness. I can go on and on but still... why do I write all of this?
Probably because I am much more Moron then I suspect and because I will be doing the comming SEC this year, the last time. I have to confess that I have a free fly this year from America West. In addition this year the Alexis Park will be hosting the CES for the very last time as the hotel will be demolished and rebuilt. Also, my enter playback and it's elements will not be presented at CES by anyone and it gives a very nice “special" feeling.
Anyhow, The Pussy will do her last trip at CES and then, as far as I concern, they could shut down the lights at that event. Over the years the most exiting for me event at CES were the salmon sandwiches at the Ali-Baba restaurant… Will anything else at the CES 2006 worth attention?
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche