LAS VEGAS–With this trip, I’ve been to this city 16 times. Fifteen of those have been for business, all for the convention formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and now going by the condensed moniker of “International CES.”
So although I’m not quite as keyed up about the show as some folks, it feels weirdly comfortable to be back. I’ve been here and I know the way–now give me my laptop and my phone, because it’s time to work.
My schedule this year is still cluttered, as you can see in the stylized view of my calendar at right. But not having to blog every few hours should free me to spend more time roaming the show floor and finding interesting gadgets. (Notice the white spaces on Wednesday and Thursday?)
If you want to keep up with what I’m seeing, the best way will be to follow me on Twitter–that’s where I’ll chronicle Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s last-ever CES keynote tonight.
But I’ll also try to do a better job of sharing photos on Google+ than I have lately (in part because tech blogger Robert Scoble was kind enough to add me to a circle of “the best tech journalists on Google+” and now I feel obliged to live up to that label). When I have a moment to put together a better-curated set of pictures, I’ll post them to my Flickr account as well.
Later on in the week, I’ll do a summary of the show and a tour of some of its more intriguing gadgets for Discovery News, followed by a wider-angle writeup for CEA. And the week after I get back–you’re seeing this here first–CEA’s site should host my first Web chat since I left the Post.
Now I just need to get through the next four days without having all of my devices run out of battery at the same time. Wish me luck…