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CES post-mortem: Fear and loathing of the show

David Benjamin
1/24/2012 03:33 AM EST

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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   1/26/2012 4:22:17 AM
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Actually, the CES attracts a very broad range of demographics. You would be surprised to see a number of "older" generation attendees!

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Tiger Joe   1/25/2012 3:29:45 PM
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Interesting essay, from someone who appears to be a generation older than the averagea attendee. So, how many people you figure were at that event from the same generation as yourself? I get the impression it is an event attended by 20 and 30 somethings, virtually everybody there having some kind of college degree.

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jackOfManyTrades   1/25/2012 8:40:59 AM
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If you haven't seen the episode of Family Guy where Brian becomes a Republican, you should. You'd enjoy it.

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David Benjamin   1/24/2012 5:13:26 PM
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Nic: Leave it to a mad Russian to come up with a cultural allusion (E.R. Eddison's archetypal Worm) even more obscure than Norman Granz. You win, tovarich! Benj

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nicolas.mokhoff   1/24/2012 12:52:03 PM
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Horde mentality has always been questionable. I agree that "The institutional credo of CES is that this relentlessly narrowing cycle of breakneck obsolescence and vast material waste enhances the quality of life, increases leisure and makes consumers happy." Yet abundance averts anarchy and dissolution. Just ask anyone who has stood on line for bread instead of tech. Maybe we are looking for our Ouroborus?

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