Just for fun, I’m making use of the Microsoft blogger lounge, and they have provided me with a shiny iMac, as well as various fizzy beverages. To my right is the Adobe pavilion, where I just saw a demonstration by Russell Brown (an Adobe guru) of some of the new tools for refining selections that they’ve sent to registered users of CS2 (so I guess something is waiting for me when I get home).
A little further off to the right is the enormous Apple booth. Actually, booth is the wrong word. It’s more like the size of a small airport terminal. They’ve been running demonstrations of AppleTV, iLife, Leopard (the next version of OS X) and of course, the iPhone round the clock.
I’d be inserting links to every one of these things, but I don’t have the time. While no one was looking, I installed Firefox.. (Surprisingly, the machine seemed wide open — I don’t know if this was a bit of friendly flexibility, or a lax security policy.) At any rate, it’s installed, and I’ve placed it permanently in this Mac’s dock.
This is my last day at the show, and I’ve met up with a few friends, but not as many as I’d hoped. The fact is, there are so many people here, that the days of simply hanging out on the show floor in the aisles no longer guarantees that you’ll bump into an old friend or acquaintance. As Mac marketshare goes up, the number of people that I know within that market goes down. I should have predicted that.
OK, I’ve heard the movie that iPod Screen Replacement booth to the left that includes shattering glass too many times. Time to end this here. I’ll either wrap up at the hotel tonight or back home.