Once a year, us posties flock to our mecca, and plant ourselves within the bowels of sin city to suckle from the geek teet, and bask in all it's acronym run glory. We spend too much on cheap food. We spend way more on alcohol, and desperately try and find which one of the vendors will have the best afterparty. Walking each hall and floor tenderizes our feet as if Rocky Balboa was in training. We hoard swag in the several free branded bags slung over both shoulders. We shout over the tens of thousands of other people asking the same questions, and demand specifications about balsawood products that won't ship until next year. We play business card roulette and find out who is where. We reminisce about older, bulkier and more expensive technological solutions, the same way we'll chuckle over this years offerings in 10 years.
EDIT for those who didn't check the date, this is for NAB 2009.
I know it's customary to hear rumors prior to a show, not after...but it's quite interesting when the brain trusts of the industry get together and swap stories.
Among the goodies: