What’s Ed Bott missing on his CES schedule?

Ed Bott is asking what he’s missing on his CES schedule.

Oh, let’s see.

How about an appearance on the ScobleShow? I still have some slots left open. By the way, we’re gonna be doing the “Retrevo Gang” at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day in the Seagate booth.

I’ll have something fun for you up at the PodTech/Seagate BlogHaus — news will be announced there on Sunday afternoon. Make sure you get your name on my invite list (leave your email on the comments or send me an email). It’ll be going 24 hours a day during CES and I’ll be there a lot.

Ajay Juneja is bringing his ultra cool car. Oh, if you need a ride around Vegas, let me know that too. I have some, um, connections.

Wanna see Stevie Wonder? I know someone at Monster who has tickets.

Or, we could go over and beat up DirecTV and ask them why they don’t have more HD channels? 😉

So, anyway, here’s who I have on my “CES Dream Team” list:

Leo Laporte. Hell, he lives two blocks from my son (seriously — Leo’s son has Patrick’s math book from last year). To me Leo IS CES.
Jason Calacanis. I wonder, what would happen if Jason and Seagate’s CEO Bill Watkins got on the same microphone? Hmmm. But Jason started Engadget, knows CES better than anyone (he was EVERYWHERE with Peter Rojas last year) and is a gadget freak to boot.
Mark Cuban. He’s Mr. HD to me. I’d love to get his thoughts on what he saw on the show floor.
Dave Winer. He needs a new Surround Sound system and would be fun to see the show through his eyes.
Doc Searls. We had a blast hanging out last year. Doc always seemed to get into the keynotes. That takes skills and connections and often both.
Gina Trapani. I bet she’d have some good “how to survive CES” productivity tips. Mine? Wear comfortable shoes and carry your own bottled water. It’ll be a lifesaver for those times when you’ve stacked up five meetings back to back.
Chris Pirillo. Cause he buys every gadget I do, except a few weeks earlier.
Ryan Block. He writes for Engadget. What else do I need to say?
Peter Rojas. Ryan’s boss. What else do I need to say?
Kevin Rose. Just to see if I could get something on Digg. Just kidding Kevin! But not really. 😉
Tom Warren, aka “Creamhackered” over on Neowin. That guy knows more about Windows than anyone other than maybe Raymond Chen.
Om Malik. I like Om and his take on gadgets.
Staci Kramer. Paid content. We can talk about PodTech and how it’ll get paid for content. Bad pun.
Vic Gundotra. The guy is the biggest gadget whore I’ve ever met. I can’t wait to see his blog start back up again.
Michael Gartenberg. He too was all over CES last year. In fact, I’ll bet that he has more gadgets that’ll be announced at CES than anyone else. He just doesn’t talk about them.
Walt Mossberg. He’s the king. Still is.
The Heiny family. They were all there last year and they knew where to go for the hot stuff.

OK, I’m starting to get dreamy.

Who would you want to walk around CES with?

Back to the news…

UPDATE: It’s Brandon LeBlanc’s first time to CES. We’ll do a “CES survival guide” for Brandon. I have a love/hate relationship with CES. It’s big. All the important vendors in the gadget space are there. But, that also makes it suck. I remember getting off the airplane at 12:15 a.m. to get into a two-hour-long taxi line. Not fun. I’ve got some ways around the taxi lines this year, though.

UPDATE 2: Staci Kramer is going (she’s awesome) and is looking for a room at the Venetian. If you have one, Staci is a worthy person to give it to.

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43 thoughts on “What’s Ed Bott missing on his CES schedule?

  1. ET: it’s never dull with any one of those three. Me? I think I’d want to walk around with either Walt Mossberg or Peter Rojas. Those guys are royalty at CES.

    Well, OK, if I really were smoking dope instead of doing cold medicine I’d want to hang out with Bill Gates. He don’t wait in no taxi lines, that’s for sure!

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  2. ET: it’s never dull with any one of those three. Me? I think I’d want to walk around with either Walt Mossberg or Peter Rojas. Those guys are royalty at CES.

    Well, OK, if I really were smoking dope instead of doing cold medicine I’d want to hang out with Bill Gates. He don’t wait in no taxi lines, that’s for sure!

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  3. This might sound really lame but I’d like to walk around with Ed Bott or Scoble. These guys have done CES numerous times. Seeing as this is my first time – I’m not yet ready to “hang with the great geeks” of CES just yet. I’d like to hang with a few folks like Scoble who could introduce me to some really cool people.

    But Bill Gates would be nice 😉

    Now if I could go all out – I’d want to hang with Ray Ozzie.

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  4. This might sound really lame but I’d like to walk around with Ed Bott or Scoble. These guys have done CES numerous times. Seeing as this is my first time – I’m not yet ready to “hang with the great geeks” of CES just yet. I’d like to hang with a few folks like Scoble who could introduce me to some really cool people.

    But Bill Gates would be nice 😉

    Now if I could go all out – I’d want to hang with Ray Ozzie.

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  5. Hey Scoble I’d love to take 2 of those tickets off your hands and any invites to parties are welcome.

    As for people I want to meet … basically just you and Dave Winer. I want to personally shake his hand and thank him for inventing RSS.

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  6. Hey Scoble I’d love to take 2 of those tickets off your hands and any invites to parties are welcome.

    As for people I want to meet … basically just you and Dave Winer. I want to personally shake his hand and thank him for inventing RSS.

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  7. So not worthy, Robert, but thanks on all counts. (That’s a CES-rate room at the Venetian, btw.) Let’s find some time this trip — we can talk paid content all you want — and please add me to your BlogHaus list.

    BTW, Stevie Wonder was wondrous last year, wasn’t he?

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  8. So not worthy, Robert, but thanks on all counts. (That’s a CES-rate room at the Venetian, btw.) Let’s find some time this trip — we can talk paid content all you want — and please add me to your BlogHaus list.

    BTW, Stevie Wonder was wondrous last year, wasn’t he?

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  9. I had a great time last year at the Stevie Wonder concert sitting next to Ajay, but this year it’s Al Jarreau and George Benson.

    I got a letter from Monster Cable, no tickets yet…

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  10. I had a great time last year at the Stevie Wonder concert sitting next to Ajay, but this year it’s Al Jarreau and George Benson.

    I got a letter from Monster Cable, no tickets yet…

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  11. Last year Albert Lai of Bubbleshare produced a great wiki for first timers at CES, but I think it is offline now. Lots of tips for the monster of monster show, like never, ever take a taxi unless you like waiting for 30 minutes at a hotel

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  12. Last year Albert Lai of Bubbleshare produced a great wiki for first timers at CES, but I think it is offline now. Lots of tips for the monster of monster show, like never, ever take a taxi unless you like waiting for 30 minutes at a hotel

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  13. I’m just thrilled that after eight consecutive years of having to work 12-16 hour days at CES, I get to go in a bit more of a relaxed mode.

    I think the most interesting walk-companion would be Bill Gates, who tends to go through just prior to the show opening. I got hit by Paul Allen’s entourage a couple of years ago, and theres just a certain energy that their groups have as they go.

    Another interesting one would be FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who did the walk last year with some of his staff. I had a great chat with him about place-shifting!

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  14. I’m just thrilled that after eight consecutive years of having to work 12-16 hour days at CES, I get to go in a bit more of a relaxed mode.

    I think the most interesting walk-companion would be Bill Gates, who tends to go through just prior to the show opening. I got hit by Paul Allen’s entourage a couple of years ago, and theres just a certain energy that their groups have as they go.

    Another interesting one would be FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who did the walk last year with some of his staff. I had a great chat with him about place-shifting!

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  15. Unfortunately, I just read that Toshiba won’t be showing off any SED displays this year as I guess there are still technological and political issues slowing release of their highly anticipated flat screen technology.

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  16. Unfortunately, I just read that Toshiba won’t be showing off any SED displays this year as I guess there are still technological and political issues slowing release of their highly anticipated flat screen technology.

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  17. Hey Robert – Just wanted to let you know that Adam and I will be covering CES from the show floor this year as well. Now I’m not saying we belong on your Dream Team :), but I just wanted to pop in and say hi.

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  18. Hey Robert – Just wanted to let you know that Adam and I will be covering CES from the show floor this year as well. Now I’m not saying we belong on your Dream Team :), but I just wanted to pop in and say hi.

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