Interop Las Vegas 2007 attendee bag and contents
Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.
After a day of browsing inside, I generally end up with about 10-15 lbs. of loot. This year, I went to two training sessions, so not as much vulturing. But I still got 14 tees.
I have rather (large) assets. Size L or "one size fits all" shirts are always too small. I have a drawer full of vendor Ts put aside in case I ever decide to go for that breast reduction surgery.
You hope that exhibitors "will switch from paper marketing material to a CD-ROM, USB flash drive, SD card, or something more compact."? I've covered CES since its inception, and while I like the way these digital media reduce the weight and bulk of my show acquisition, I miss the day when I could sort separate press releases by product typ (which is the way most editors want post-show stories) e rather than having to open a dozen CD-ROMs which group them by brand.