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June 13, 2007 by Mike Chin
It's been impossible not to get wet during Computex.
June is the start of the rainy season in Taiwan, and in all three of my visits
to Taipei for Computex thus far, the rain has been infallible. This time around,
it was pouring when I arrived two nights before the official start of the show,
and it rained almost incessantly all through the week. Most of the time, it
wasn't anything like the drizzle of the Pacific Northwest; it was a pelting downpour.
With some 150,000 visitors (or thereabouts, I am told) adding to the already
congested streets, getting around was a nightmare. All for the mecca of the
second largest IT trade event in the world.
This view from the plane window moments before landing gave a hint of
what was to come for the rest of the week in Taipei
There's no attempt here to bring you a coherent story. But there are innmuerable
snippets and images, perhaps even a bit of video footage. In this report, we
focus mostly on cases. We start with the show floor at hall one...
From the top floor of the main hall of Taipei's convention center: It
shows perhaps 10% of the area in this hall. There were four other halls
of booths and several floors of company show suites at the adjacent
Grand Hyatt Hotel.
A view from near the top of Taipei
, technically, the tallest building in the world, where Intel likes
to do press conferences during Computex. All the views are spectacular
from this high up.
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