The CES show (Consumer Electronics Show) just wrapped up in Las Vegas. As someone who loves gadgets this is the kind of show that really holds my attention. All those toys just waiting for someone like me to come and check them out.
Here is some information from their website that will provide you with a better understanding of what it is:
The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967 with 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Since then, CES has grown more than eleven-fold. Nearly 2,700 exhibitors, filling 1.6 million net square feet of exhibit space, showcased their latest products and services to more than 140,000 attendees at the 2006 International CES.
Products That Debuted at CES
Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970 Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999 Laserdisc Player, 1974 Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000 Camcorder, 1981 Microsoft Xbox, 2001 Compact Disc Player, 1981 Plasma TV, 2001 Digital Audio Technology, 1990 Home Media Server, 2002 Compact Disc – Interactive, 1991 HD Radio, 2003 Mini Disc, 1993 Blu-Ray DVD, 2003 Radio Data System, 1993 HDTV PVR, 2003 Digital Satellite System, 1994 HD Radio, 2004 Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
IP TV, 2005
High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998 digital content services, 2006
Look at that list. It just makes me smile. I look at this list and see glimpses of the future.