Until the Lovesac Bus pulled up, I did not believe that I would actually be really going to CES (Consumer Electronics Show). I decided months ago that the only way to really see all the latest and greatest gadgets was to go to CES.
My fab husband and family were great to support me taking off to Las Vegas for a week, yeah – to work that is… What else would a mom of three boys do in Vegas?
Laptop Television Mom told me about the blog "It Won't Stay In Vegas" and the blogger party that Robert Scoble and the Parnassus Group were planning for CES. Of course, I signed up right way and subscribed to their blog. Lucky I did that because I saw a post in my reader about the Blogger Party Robert Scoble and the Parnassus Group were planning to go to CES, and I signed up for that and really hoped I would get a space. Then I received the exciting email from Steve Broback that I was ON THE BUS! Yeah!
More pictures to come….We are now somewhere on Interstate 5. At one point, we lost internet access (shriek) and we all had to actually just talk to each other – which we enjoyed! But now internet access is back and all computers are back on. The great thing about being in a bus with other bloggers is that we all talk to eachother while typing our computers, and no one is offended!
Here are the other bloggers on the bus:
It is almost 7pm… Brandon and Jake Ludington gave away juicy SEO secrets… Steve Broback showed us interesting ways to analyze blog discussions and Robert Scoble on building networks on Friendfeed, Twitter and Facebook.
It is 10pm, we just had a interesting dinner where the talk was more centered on International business (China, Japan), economy, bailouts then SEO. Who says Geeks can only talk tech? Christine Lu and Rebecca Fannin shared their unique perspective on international business.
11pm, back in the bus. I decided to read CES prep posts such as Robert Scobles "How to survive CES 2008 without getting off the couch and got sidetracked looking at all the posts already up on Gizmodo ,Engadget, CrunchGear, PCMag, CNET News.com and the others mentioned in Schobleizer. Robert's posts links to a post written by M3 Sweatt, which I happen to know so that was a fun surprise.
Luckily the Lovesacs are still comfortable to sit in and the Autonet is still providing Wi-Fi no matter how far we are from civlization.. On our way to Las Vegas, known for a fun escape from civilization and CES, known as a mecca for the gadget obsessed.
Can the two co-exist? I plan to find out…