With 140,000 attendees clogging 1.7 million square feet of floor space, next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas won't merely be "some big trade show." No, CES is also The Big Show - the grand coming-out party for every hardware manufacturer that wants to prove its gadget is the single must-see spectacle for which all other booth visits must be cancelled.
But there will be about 2,700 exhibitors at CES next week. No single attendee can pay attention to every booth. Nor should anyone feel this is necessary