Fall Comdex 2002 - It Is Over, But Is It Over?
While it was clear that attendance was down this year at Comdex, the demo at the Palm booth drew much attention from those who did attend. Will people be able to see demos like this if Comdex is no more?
Two things were obvious all week at Comdex 2002: attendance at this year's Comdex was even lower than last year; and the continuation of Comdex as an event is in jeopardy. Comdex has evolved into something that is difficult to recognize from years gone by. In the past, it was a chance for sellers, buyers, industry experts and, of course, the media to gather in Las Vegas to spend time learning about the new innovations and products companies had to offer.
In addition, it was a chance to see, touch and demo the products. While it is great to look at ads and read reviews, nothing compares to seeing the products first hand and having the opportunity to talk with the product designers and company representatives one-on-one.