Losing my Vegas virginity and my CES virginity on the same trip may not have been the best idea. There is a lot to take in.
Everything is just…big. Any by “everything” I mean the Strip, the conference itself, the casinos, the hotels, the crowds…the only thing that’s not big is the dividing line between the glamour of this town, artificial as it is, and the grunge that lies beneath, between and behind it. That line is razor-thin, as the walk from my hotel to the convention center made abundantly clear: from high-priced strip clubs to low-rent strip malls. But everything else? Big.
Of course, thanks to CES, that “everything” also includes the latest and greatest in technology, and I’ve seen a bunch of it.