Computex 2010 CoverageClayMeow - July 5, 2010
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Computex Final Thoughts
First off, I'd like to thank Dave (bosco) for choosing me to represent OCC at Computex this year. It was an honor to do so and despite the huge amount of work, even after the event ended, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I'd also like to thank ECS and James Lleverino for allowing me to experience the beauty of Taiwan - it was certainly nice to get away from the show for a couple of days. I'd also like to thank Canon for making such an awesome camera - all photos and videos were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. For a non-SLR, I think it takes some sweet photos.
After attending CES for the past two years, I thought I would have a good feeling for what to expect at Computex - I was somewhat mistaken. For one, at CES, I was one of many OCC staff members (10 this past year) - for Computex, I was alone. This wasn't much of a problem when it came to visiting companies, but as you've seen, it meant actually getting the coverage written was rather difficult. I had to choose between visiting as many companies as possible, or writing up what I've visited immediately and wasting some time. I chose the former in order to provide as much coverage as possible and think I chose right, but that's up to you guys to decide.
The second big difference between CES and Computex, aside from the latter being in a foreign country, is that Computex is more of a "show." You may have noticed the sheer number of booth babes at Computex. At CES, most computer/component manufacturers do not have booth babes - rather, we have to go into the car/audio section just to see them. At Computex, practically every company has booth babes. In addition, many of the booths have actual elevated stages, where booth babes show off products and even put on dance routines. This is simply something you don't see at CES.
The event itself was great. As with CES, aside from the booth babes, the recognition OCC received was the best part. Even halfway around the world, several companies knew our site, and even before I got there, I was flooded with emails requesting private meetings. I don't think the members of our site fully realize the respect OCC has in the industry.
I'd like to once again thank Dave for the opportunity, and I want to give a special thanks to all of you who have read through this article, even if you just checked out the photos, or even if you simply checked out the booth babes. In any case, we wouldn't be covering these shows if it wasn't for you. I definitely hope I get to attend Computex 2011, but I also hope more OCCers get to attend with me, not just to make things easier, but because more people deserve to experience the event, not to mention Taiwan.
Lastly, I'd like to thank all the great people I met in Taiwan - you all made the trip that much more enjoyable.
Thank you again for sticking with me through this past month. I hope you've enjoyed the coverage, and please feel free to share your comments and thoughts with us in the forum thread.