Three reasons why CES is a waste of time

For those of you who have made it to CES at least once in your life, you probably know all about the amount walking and waiting in line and shoving that goes in to any good trip to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. For those of you who haven't been lucky enough to enjoy the horror that is CES, allow me to fill you in on why it's an utter waste of time. Is it a nice networking opportunity? Sure. But beyond that, the world of CES is marked by pure crap. Here's why.

Reason 1: Most of the products are garbage
Reason 2: Evolutionary -- not revolutionary
Reason 3: I can get better work done at home

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Presumably Cnet bloggers are asked to post as much flamebait as possible. I mean, any publicity is good publicity, right?

stupid article for 1 reason and 1 reason alone - stupid author!!

This is joining a growing trend of people, both my side and the other side of the pond, which demand excellence without exhibiting any thought process up front at all.

My opinion on this is quite simple. Innovations, in a generation and 21st century where innovation has given way to development of past innovation is somewhat difficult to obtain. Innovation requires a product to be created, to combat a real world issue, and have a degree of longevity.

The issue with this is that a lot of commercial real world problems have been solved...and not just once, but many times over with less than innovative products.
To expect the majority of products released each year to be original and innovative shows a lack of understanding of the pure saturation that has hit the electronics market in the last decade. Saturation leads to smaller margins which leads to companies erring on the side of caution with product releases.

Create something innovative and original yourself first before created an article with venom as it's basis. Whilst their products might not be "innovative" persay...they companies that create them are being more responsible with their economic future and thus keeping more people in jobs...which for me is more important


for the rest of us commoners who have never had the opportunity or resources to visit CES, this sounds exactly like a king who is bored, and taking his privileges for granted.

... not to mentioned spoken like a freaking show-off ...

Everytime I read about it or watch videos about it, I am generally unimpressed with what I saw. I must admit I have never been to the CES and I thought perhaps I was not getting something. I also thought I was the only one who was unimpressed and that my standards for being impressed were too high. I am glad I am not alone.

What a ridiculous blog on CNET.

It's easy for some CNET guy to say this. Every cool product gets drop shipped to them. Having spent this week at CES, I can honestly say that I learned about a ton of products that I otherwise would never have had a clue existed.

CNET's coverage tends to only go over the big time press releases. But there's tons of small things that are really cool or clever being shown there that normal people would have no idea about.

And next week CNET will have 10 articles on the great, new and exciting things we can expect to see from this years CES.

It produces a lot of news for Neowin, so it can't be all bad. I like reading what you guys have to say about it, but I don't think I'll ever go.