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Death of Comdex

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 24th 2003 | Discuss
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  This week in Tech Watch: DVDs, Home Entertainment, and, yes, Comdex 2003. Editorial from this week's Tech Watch There's not much sense in going on and on about the death of Comdex. Either you were there and you have your own opinions or you weren't there and you're too pleased

Waiting for the late adopters

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 10th 2003 | Discuss
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Everett Rodgers's adopter curve. Jon's adopter curve. Since we're all real smart we all know all about the early/late adopter curve. We quote it and some of us even base business and marketing plans on it. I may have bad news for those of you who are expecting the

JPR’s best of CES

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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We have a list of favorite shows, the ones we say that if we could only go to or two they would be the ones. Of course, Siggraph is number one. What surprises a lot of our friends and clients is that CeBit is number two. The third has become

The Army comes out to play

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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Lt. Colonel Wardynski, game developer What was the biggest hit at E3? Was it the new Matrox AIB, the unbelievable new games from EA, Nintendo's price cut, the Sony party, ATI's R300 in the Activision booth running Doom III? Nope, none of the above. It was the Army, the US

The Stabilized World – there are aftershocks to come

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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The tectonic plates of CPU Land and Pixel World are grinding against each other in a battle for dominance. Caught in between CPU World and Pixel Town is the place known as, The Chipset Zone…. Right now we have a fairly stable Industry with most if not all of the

E3 comes and goes

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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There's not much that's real in Hollywood, so the signs celebrating the arrival of Matrix on Sunset Boulevard simply repeat the obvious. However, as we made our way into the L.A. Convention Center we found the feeling of unreality persisted. Much of the business of E3 is done long

Microsoft in the living room

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 24th 2003 | Discuss
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Microsoft has studied the TV/ PC/Communications convergence space for several (four plus?) years. The company understands the magnitude of the issues. But, at the same time, they're still trying to improvise their end-to-end solution to the market. So far, Microsoft has learned a little humility about the inadequacy of

Enormous changes at the last minute

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 23rd 2003 | Discuss
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Nvidia buys MediaQ and boards the fast train to handheld devices  Nvidia is buying MediaQ? Now that's a good use for all that dough Nvidia has had lying around. MediaQ has a line of controllers for handhelds with a range of features for every class of handheld including low-cost

Welcome to Siggraph ... Maybe

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 11th 2003 | Discuss
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Siggraph returns to the West Coast and cuts costs on everything from food, to panels, to signs Hey! Where are we? In order to recover from the fiasco that was Siggraph 2002 in San Antonio, the Siggraph Conference group cut back on a day of the conference, workers, and signage. Also,

Where would I be, without my TV?

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 9th 2003 | Discuss
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In 1999, when we finished our landmark Digital Entertainment Box (DEB) study, I came to the conclusion that television is the center of the universe. Ever since then, like King Arthur's knights, I've searched for an alternate truth and found none. The Holy Grail is TV; we love it, hate it,