At many major tech conferences, one big story–a product, technology, or trend–dominates the entire show.
CES 2012 was not one of those events. Intel’s Ultrabook was the closest thing there was to a show-dominating topic, but in the end, what I was struck by was the diversity of stuff on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center and surrounding venues. And in some cases, the no-shows were as interesting as the products that were there.
Herewith, a few of the lessons I took home with me after four jam-packed days in Vegas: