Among the great memories of my life are computer trade shows, especially Comdex. Just the other day I was telling my son about one year where I got so excited, the day before the show, that I walked from the Tropicana (where I was staying) all the way downtown and back -- about 20 miles. Then I covered 10 venues, switching to sneakers only on the third day.
But I was younger then. And stupider.
Now I wonder why trade shows exist at all. And so does the industry. Does anyone miss Comdex? I don't. Will anyone miss E3? I won't.