As I write this, there are 9 days 17 hours 48 minutes and 23 seconds remaining until the start of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
My 6-year-old son, Cooper, had a similar approach to Christmas – asking me every 20 minutes how much longer until Santa was coming to visit (I finally got smart and downloaded an iPad application so he could check for himself). Anyway, the point is that for me, CES is like Christmas morning – here’s my proof:
Cooper: Waking up and running to find out if Santa came to the house!
Me: Waking up in Vegas and running to the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Cooper: Presents under the tree.
Me: The latest in consumer electronics – especially emerging technologies.
Cooper: Family coming to visit.
Me: Keynote speeches.
Cooper: Playing with all the new toys.
Me: Playing with all the new toys.
Cooper: The pageantry of Christmas – music and holiday specials.
Me: The pageantry of the booths – music and women in bikinis draped over a Bentley (which is somehow supposed to show off speakers).
Cooper: The feeling of goodwill among people (not exactly his words, but his sentiment).
Me: The feeling of goodwill that vendors pretend to have in order to sell you stuff.