TechScape: Is the Consumer Electronics Show still relevant?

People still asked their bosses whether they could go. Journalists were still invited and showered with freebies, but there wasn’t the same buzz and almost child-like sense of wonder. The Death of Hardware had been welcomed by environmentalists and CFOs alike but those who remembered the packed halls, the unveilings, trying out gadgets – smaller or bigger every year, were nostalgic. There was still announcements: a fantastic new LLM, a revolutionary algorithm, a new AI front end designed for the Christmas market. But nothing glittered. And you didn’t even get to travel to the fair… A headset wasn’t first class.