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Waltgelina 2011: Walking the CES Floor With Walt and Katie

BoomTown likes to take an annual walk on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret to get a perspective of their very long march and what’s coming next.

Then, I get to leave!

I jokingly call Walt the “Brangelina” of CES, since he is stopped constantly on the floor by fans who want to meet him in person and those who just want to kibitz with him about the latest and greatest trends in the tech sector.

Here’s this year’s video I did last Thursday, in which we look for tablets that are not Apple iPads, marvel at a Klingon lady, try to make 3-D glasses look styling and generally are overwhelmed:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work