A Comdex Fall crash course

Spending declines in the IT industry and the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks hurt attendance, but approximately 150,000 people still managed to enjoy the industry’s largest trade show. Comdex Fall 2001 ran Nov. 11-16.

Letters from Las Vegas

Gates casts a spell at Comdex opener
11/12/01 – Upbeat speech is exactly what the industry needs right now

Fear and loathing in Comdex Vegas
11/13/01 – How terrorism has turned the industry’s biggest event into a security nightmare

When the ties come off, the drinks go down
11/14/01 – Buffets, booze and celebrity impersonators at Comdex after hours


Device makers explore the shape of things to come
11/14/01 – Go behind the scenes to see how Intel, HP and others see desktops evolving in the post-PC era

PCs aren’t dead yet
11/13/01 – Desktops are evolving into communications-centric devices, says Mircosoft’s Shawn Sanford

At Comdex, wireless becomes wearable
11/13/01 – Transition is inevitable, Xybernaut president says


Comdex exhibitors tackle Web services challenge
11/12/01 – Local firms make good at the world’s biggest technology showcase with software tools that usher in a new generation of information exchange

Comdex exhibitors build the better search engine
11/14/01 – Natural language, voice interaction and fewer folders may give us smoother browsing

Industry issues

Comdex panel: Outsourcing creates divisions in the enterprise
11/13/01 – IT managers, business managers clash over costs and strategy issues

High-tech takes a back seat to people: EDS chief
11/13/01 – “Technology is not a panacea,” Dick Brown tells Comdex crowd

Comdex experts examine Internet’s role in political empowerment
11/15/01 – Consumerism, income influence worldwide perceptions

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