Thoughts on the 2008 IT Month
Unlike past years, the 2008 IT Month seems a bit lackluster. That is not to say that there’s a lack of new products (just take a look at those new models of netbooks!), but at least the battalion of salesmen don’t seem to be pleased from the look of their face.
The vendors were hoping that this major end-of-the-year event would bring a brighter outlook to the already-depressed economy. Unfortunately, as an unamed salesperson remarked on TV, there were more people window shopping than actually buying or ordering.
According to reports, there were a total of 1600 booths at the show, comprising of over 350 companies.
As usual, there’s never a lack of show girls at the event. You could always see the crowd congregate whenever one of the stands decide to have the show girls perform on stage. Admist the flash and cheers, its hard not to wonder what in the world these sexy or not-so-sexy dance have to do with printers.
For me, my major objective was to see if the new Eos 5D Mk 2 could be found at the Canon booth. Unfortunately, there were only 3 (that’s what I heard) at the event. Needless to say – no chance.
So I guess this year’s event, as the local saying goes, “Loud thunder, little rain” (雷聲大、雨點小). Maybe next year’s expo will be better *shrug*
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