I suppose it’s worth noting that the Consumer Electronics Show is taking place for the next couple of days in Las Vegas. For the record, my own opinion hasn’t changed much since I wrote this rant last year, CES: A Symbol of Global Vandalism. But I did enjoy reading Mat Honan's story of his own personal meltdown: Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter. Sample quote:
I want to see it all catch fire. I want to pour gasoline in the ducts and light a long fuse, and watch from the street as it burns and burns and burns. My guess is that the flames would be quite beautiful, colored by chemical washes and treated glass.
I’m still so very, very glad I’ve never had to attend the show.
[Story via Tom Coates. Photo c/o CES.]