To the dismay of many, 2009's Apple Macworld Expo and the International Consumer Electronics Show yet again take place at the same time. So where's a geek to go? To both, if you're truly dedicated. Here's a primer on the pair.

MacWorld: January 5-9

CES: January 8-11

MacWorld: 50,000

CES: 150,000

MacWorld: Macworld is public. Buy a pass, lace up your New Balances, and show up.

CES: It’s a trade show, so buddy up to the office IT guys. Better yet, start a tech blog.

MacWorld: It WAS supposed to be Steve Jobs...

CES: The latest and greatest in gadgetry.

MacWorld: Earnest, kind of granola, a well-balanced blend of substance and style.

CES: High energy, an emphasis on plastics, and obsessed with being as thin as possible.

MacWorld: “You’ll never forget your first time”

CES: “See yourself in the digital economy”

MacWorld: Jobs; New York Times tech columnist David Pogue

CES: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in the first post-Bill Gates CES; Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer.

MacWorld: Jobs always brings new candy for Mac junkies, so expect more than the pre-announced sneak peeks at Snow Leopard OS X.

CES: OLED is the new LCD – the largest, thinnest screens ever will be on show, along with better wireless HDTV.

MacWorld: Nope. You’ll find Macworld clips online, but no full video. You really have to be there.

CES: CES’s Web site will have a fill multimedia library with video of all speeches and events.

MacWorld: Barstool debates on the merits of CS4 rage all night long in SoMA.

CES: The AVN Adult Movie Awards are in town too. What happens at CES…

Macworld Vs. CES

To the dismay of technophiles, 2009's Apple Macworld Expo and the International Consumer Electronics Show yet again take place at the same time. So where's a geek to go? To both, if you're truly dedicated. Here's a primer on the pair.

To the dismay of many, 2009's Apple Macworld Expo and the International Consumer Electronics Show yet again take place at the same time. So where's a geek to go? To both, if you're truly dedicated. Here's a primer on the pair.

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