After a grueling morning that included waiting in a 3 block line to get our preregistered (hah!) badges, as well as a chaotic set of directions that sent Pam from one line to another once we got inside, we are finally taking a breather at 4:50 pm. It’s almost five?!! Wow, day 1 went by fast.
MacWorld is bigger and more crowded than I remember, for this decade, and I’ve been here nearly every year since 1987. It reminds of the shows I used to attend in the late 80’s and early 90’s, when Apple was on its second wave of success (if you count the Apple II as the first wave). There are 2 halls: the first one we made our way through was the ‘small hall’. It turns out that this one was more of an appetizer, and this hall is about twice as big, both area and height.
We’ve run into a few old friends, and the theme of this year’s expo, at least according to what Pam tells me is: I’m getting old. Even my friends have grey hair.
As I sit in this relatively quiet lounge of white upholstered chairs, modern lamps and bowls of M&M packets (with extra printing of the icons of each of the Microsoft Office products on them), Pam is sitting next to me and also taking a break. Nevertheless, she can’t help but edit me as I write this, so it may read a little better than my usual posting.
OK. This took enough time, and despite the relative trendiness of uploading a photo of us as I do this, I think I’ve spent enough time while the multitudes of vendors and products await. I may be getting old, but this Expo hasn’t beat me yet!