The hotel is stirring early this morning. I thought I'd sleep in till maybe 5:30 or so (still kinda being on MN time and all), but no way -- doors were slamming in the hallway early. [And then I found out this damn hotel doesn't even put coffee out in the lobby till 7:00 am? Geez...] Anyway, the line for the Steve Jobs keynote must be hugely long already, two blocks down 4th Street. I'm convinced people were in it all night.
I don't care -- I'll follow it on the blogs. If all those bloggers really want to invest that much effort, work that hard, to type faster than the next guy, who am I not to relax and take advantage of it? I did it last year while sitting comfortably in the CES Bloghaus -- I'll do the same this year.
Which blogs are the best bet? Well, Paul Kedrosky suggests these major names, but there are many. For the past several years, Apple has not provided a live video stream (rather, a tape-delayed broadcast hours later), but Kedrosky says they really have an obligation to, since it's such a market-moving event. And he's right -- an analyst on CNBC this morning even said GOOG and EMC will get a boost today from Macworld, with announcements related to the event. So, it's more than just AAPL here, which is likely to get a 4-5% pop itself, I just heard. Here's what I said in comment on Kedrosky's blog:
yeah - Walt Mossberg et al get unfair advantage to trade stocks :-)
the competition to get into the keynote is unreal - soo restrictive - I talked to a guy in the press registration line yesterday who's been to 12 Macworlds, and even he can't get in this time
when I asked the lady behind the desk about a live stream, she said, "Well, I can't say" - so there may be hope
We'll see if that live stream happens. You might want to watch the Macworld Expo site.