MG Siegler for TechCrunch:

Are you ready for CES? I know I am. The PR emails are flowing in and I’m going to respond to every single one of them. I can’t wait to hear about Samsung’s social media stuff. And Vizio’s new thingy. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one thing made by those guys who did that other thing last year that no one bought. It’s gonna be fantastic. So pumped.

Just in case you can’t taste the sarcasm in that…

No, I’m not going to CES. I’ve never been to CES. I doubt I’ll ever go to CES. Why would I?

As far as I can tell, every person that I know who is going to CES views it as more of a chore.

Even slow-moving Microsoft is pulling out of future CES events.  Seriously, what is the point?  Siegler (accurately) predicts that no-show Apple has already won the hearts and minds of this year’s attendees for the fifth year running.

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