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1/20/2016
01:30 PM
Brian Moore
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Comic: The Dangers Of CES

Lots of great products are available at CES. It is a wonder this doesn't happen more often.

It is a good thing that most of what is on display at CES is still a prototype, or this would happen more often.

 

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/21/2016 | 7:50:01 AM
Ooh I want one
I'd love one of these. I'd talk to him all day and would call him Kyten.

Jokes aside though, I have to agree. CES is about getting excited for the future and courting investment, not buying products. Consumer focused sales shows are much less interesting as the products are usually much further along in development and there's lots of them in stock, rather than just a handful of new prototypes.
Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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1/21/2016 | 9:44:39 AM
Re: Ooh I want one
This is so true... this is why I personally avoid these shows, i don't think my bank account could handle it!

I mean a Wi-Fi connected coffee maker SHOULD be a business expense considering my morning coffee pretty much controls my productivity...
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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1/31/2016 | 7:36:27 PM
Re: Ooh I want one
But how many people really just get excited and invest, and how many are like the ones depicted in the picture? Haha
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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1/31/2016 | 7:43:40 PM
Re: Ooh I want one
Now see, I agree with you there! Not only does it control productivity, it also has been known to improve personality and the anbility to tolerate crap. :)
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