Notes from NAB: The week that was

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I love Vegas as much as the next person, but a few days at a time in Sin City to cover the NAB trade show is more than enough for me. Everything is much farther away from everything else than it looks, I can’t drink enough water to keep from getting dehydrated, and the city always finds some way or another to take my money—especially the activities I can’t expense. (I did find it amusing to gaze at the Eiffel Tower next to my hotel and stroll through a doppelgänger Piazza San Marco on my way to Apple’s event at the Venetian Hotel—two sights I’ll be visiting for real on my honeymoon next month.)

Now that I’m back in lovely San Francisco, I have time to reflect on my time in desert. This year, there were more than 108,000 registered attendees at NAB (including 1,200 members of the press), and I must have dodged or bumped into at least half of them as I darted between meetings, booths, halls, and areas with open WiFi networks. Did I mention how far away everything is?

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