The BlogHaus is ready to rumble. We were up until 3 a.m. getting it ready. Lots of connectivity, big screens, PlayStation3’s, Xboxes, and other stuff. Oh, screw all that, it’s about the free food and drinks.
Anyway, it all starts tonight. We’ll be streaming Bill Gates keynote. But check in here later today for a few surprises. My video camera is gonna get onto some interesting stuff. Big hint: Frank Shaw came over last night while we were having dinner. There are two hints that you need to read between the lines in his post. Can you find them both?
Oh, and I find myself joining with Frank Shaw and agreeing with Nick Carr this morning. A year or so ago I wrote that it’s more important to get things fast than to get them completely right.
I was wrong. The rush to “instant journalism” isn’t a good one. It’s why I don’t even try to keep up with Mashable, TechCrunch, or GigaOm anymore. I’d rather be a few weeks late, with an insightful interview and a good look at the technology. That’s really why I do my linkblog so I feel less pressure to try to get on the “break it first” treadmill.
By the way, the really interesting CES stuff will come around Thursday. Why is that? Cause that’s when all the bloggers will get tired of covering the “big co’s news” (Microsoft announces a bunch of stuff tonight) and will move over to the Sands, where there are hundreds of companies trying to get attention. That’s where, last year we found the Celestron SkyScout. I’m most looking forward to seeing what is over there this year.
Another watermark will be Monday evening, when tons of small companies show their wares to journalists (and some bloggers did get press passes this year) at the Showstoppers expo. Unfortunately this is just for journalists and press, unless you registered for it early (like I did).
Anyway, more soon. Oh, and watch my Twitter account. I’ll try to post from the Seagate Limo where I’ll be next.
UPDATE: Dave Winer got first videos of the BlogHaus, among other things. He hasn’t been to Vegas in 15 years, so it’ll be interesting to hear how this year’s CES compares to big shows of yesteryear.