CES Kills Comdex

from the bye-bye-now dept

For years, people have pointed out that Comdex just doesn't have the same pull it used to. Many people thought that there wouldn't be a Comdex last year after its parent company, Key3Media went bankrupt and other, competing shows, jumped in to take its place. The show still happened, though without much interest. Apparently, the interest is even less this year, and there will be no Comdex this year. They claim that it will come back the following year, but I wouldn't bet too much money on that happening. In the meantime, everyone had already shifted their Las Vegas conference travel plans to January's CES anyway, so it's unlikely this will actually impact anyone.

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    Director Mitch, 23 Jun 2004 @ 9:51pm

    Poor Taxi Drivers

    The taxi drivers were all pissed off by the poor Comdex turnout last November - they were still moaning about it at CES. I can't imagine what they'll be saying when they read this in the paper tomorrow morning.

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    Mike (profile), 23 Jun 2004 @ 10:55pm

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    Heh. The one time I went to Comdex, years back, the taxi driver who took me from the airport to the hotel told me how much she hated everyone going to Comdex because they never tipped well... basically she was bitching me out for tipping poorly before I ever tipped her. Seemed they never liked the Comdex attendees.

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    Eeyore, 24 Jun 2004 @ 4:57am

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    Well, they're engineers, what do they expect? Whenever I go out to lunch with colleagues from work every one of them will pull out one of those tip charts so they can leave EXACTLY 15%.

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    Charles W., 24 Jun 2004 @ 6:53am

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    Nah, Taxi drivers could care less. Now the strippers and hookers here are moaning the loss of Comdex. Thats where all the cash was spent.

    -Charles W.

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jun 2004 @ 12:37pm

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    Engineers that need a card to tell them what 15% is ? ! ?

    Gives me faith in THEIR networks - NOT !

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jun 2004 @ 2:09pm

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    There is actually a saying in Las Vegas about Comdex attendies: They come to Vegas for a week with a $20 bill and a shirt, each of which is only changed once.

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    Lajos Por, 3 Mar 2006 @ 11:19am

    Re: Poor Taxi Drivers

    Hi! poor.hu

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