Thursday, January 08, 2009

MacWorld n00b

I've been at MacWorld this week. Actually I'm blogging this from the Microsoft lounge at MacWorld. This is my first MacWorld, and it definitely a lot different than technical conferences. There is the obviously nice things, like the far better male-to-female ratio. There are some strange things, too. Yesterday I noticed these large, yellow Nikon bags near the entrance. I thought to myself "why in the world do people need these bags?" Then I realized what they really were. They were shopping bags. And a lot of people were walking around with their big yellow Nikon shopping bags full of Mac-related goodness. Shopping does not figure in so prominently at JavaOne...

2 comments:

Robert Konigsberg said...

Well, except for the J1 bookstore.

Michael Galpin said...

The bookstore is great. I bought Effective Java there last year and got it signed by Josh Bloch. But imagine if everyone at JavaOne was walking around with huge yellow bags full of books. MacWorld has two Expo floors. One (the smaller one) is the same as the one at JavaOne. The bigger one is where the JavaOne keynotes are held.