David Shing: Humanizing CES
The Consumer Electronics Show. CES. Almost 200K people occupying 2.9M square feet of space, strolling through around 4,500 exhibitors showcasing the A-Z of consumer tech. And whether you think it’s overhyped or the greatest thing on earth, there’s one thing we can all agree on, CES sets the tone for the year ahead. But let me get one thing straight, curved TVs and 3D TV are dead. And so maybe a few other things we saw!
Did you know CES has been around for over fifty years? And over the past half-century, some incredible innovations have been launched at the conference. In 1970 it was the first-ever home VCR, unveiled by Phillips. In 2002 Microsoft demonstrated a preview version of Windows XP Media Center Edition. Fast forward to 2008, when Bill Gates announced his retirement in a CES keynote speech.