The case against the Consumer Electronics Show

January 09, 2011

Instead of news about real products, CES delivers bogus trends. Reporters inundated with press releases about mediocre products are forced to fit all the tidbits into a coherent storyline--this year has been crowned the Year of the Tablet, while last year was the Year of the 3-D TV, and the year before was the Year of Internet TV. These labels are so transparently fake that they're not even worth criticizing…

I couldn't agree more, and a few days ago I said as much on Twitter: "I feel bad that @engadget has to cover all this iterative, evolutionary crap no one will remember tomorrow…"

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