Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pat Meier's Lunch@Piero's

Every year during CES, Pat Meier hosts a lunchtime showcase at Piero's restaurant, right across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pat brings in twenty innovative companies to talk directly to the media in a relaxed environment away from the random chaos of the CES show floors.

Visiting with the exhibitors at Lunch was probably my favorite part of CES. I don't do well in huge crowds, especially ones where I'm shorter than most everyone else. At Piero's I was able to spend as much time as I wanted with whoever I wanted, saw some great demos, and talked to some interesting people. I'll cover the products I found the most compelling in my next few posts, including Sound Trends' Looptastic Producer 3, Panelfly, PowerGenix's rechargeable nickel-zinc batteries, and Pointy Heads Software's Knocking live video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently talking about the ubiquitousness of technology in our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that discussion we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory falls, the possibility of downloading our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about all the time.

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