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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.

  • <p>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.</p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> January 5-9
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> January 8-11</p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> 50,000
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> 150,000</p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Macworld is public. Buy a pass, lace up your New Balances, and show up.
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> It’s a trade show, so buddy up to the office IT guys. Better yet, start a tech blog. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> It WAS supposed to be <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/kevin-ohannessian/not-quite-conversation/macworld-rip-will-world-survive-without-keynotes-steve" target="_new">Steve Jobs</a>...
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> The latest and greatest in gadgetry. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Earnest, kind of granola, a well-balanced blend of substance and style.
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> High energy, an emphasis on plastics, and obsessed with being as thin as possible. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> “You’ll never forget your first time”
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> “See yourself in the digital economy”
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Jobs; New York Times tech columnist David Pogue
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in the first post-Bill Gates CES; Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Jobs always brings new candy for Mac junkies, so expect more than the pre-announced sneak peeks at Snow Leopard OS X.
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> OLED is the new LCD – the largest, thinnest screens ever will be on show, along with better wireless HDTV. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Nope. You’ll find Macworld clips online, but no full video. You really have to be there.
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> CES’s Web site will have a fill multimedia library with video of all speeches and events. </p>
  • <p><strong>MacWorld:</strong> Barstool debates on the merits of CS4 rage all night long in SoMA.
</p><p><STRONG>CES:</STRONG> The AVN Adult Movie Awards are in town too. What happens at CES…</p>
  • 01 /11

    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.

  • 02 /11

    MacWorld: January 5-9

    CES: January 8-11

  • 03 /11

    MacWorld: 50,000

    CES: 150,000

  • 04 /11

    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.

  • 05 /11

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

    CES: The latest and greatest in gadgetry.

  • 06 /11

    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.

  • 07 /11

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

    CES: “See yourself in the digital economy”

  • 08 /11

    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.

  • 09 /11

    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.

  • 10 /11

    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.

  • 11 /11

    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…