Skating through the snow…

CeBIT: booths with a clear message

It is really unbelievable how many, many, many bad booths are on display here at CeBIT. Dirk and I have a headache just trying to figure out what some of these booths stand for, what these people DO for a living. Some display an impressive screen with a bad PowerPoint in nerdy English…  some of …

Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham

  Mind-boggling. Here we are @ CeBIT, one of the highlights of the EMEA ICT year. Between two and three thousand journalists camp here for over a week, to interview some of the more than six thousand exhibitors. The press lounge is crowded, press hounds queuing up to get a free web log-in slot. Tons …

A nice old lady…

CeBIT’s Most silly booth

 Some exhibitors just content themselves with a chair, some tape, and a dirty table. Others go into lengths making it attractive, fashionable, hospitable or out-standing. It’s crazy how many booths are, -well-, silly, boring, stupid or simply mind-boggling.  I could not help sharing understanding with you. Nice tulips, by the way. As my preferred robot …

Life is, well, not always too serious…

You need to give credit to the Germans: they know how to brew a beer, and they know how to throw a party. Smack in the midst of the Hannover Messe is the Munchener Bierhalle. Serious business people and sharply dressed ladies go here around six PM to have a nice dinner and a quick …

Blisters, sore feet and The Small Man with the Big Hammer

Well, a human body only can take so much. After four days@ CeBIT we start to look like troopers on their 7th tour of duty. We make loooong days. We stand for hours. We march trough endless halls. We entertain, educate, interview, please and enlighten people. (well, you know us 😉). We try to give …

WiFi? Where?

 CeBIT is supposed to be the nec-plus-ultra of exhibitions. And it is in Germany… so you would expect a flawless service. Key for exhibitors and professional visitors is easy internet access. Well, dream on. Trying to get a LAN line to a booth proves to cost an arm and a leg or two. Actually, you …

Parrot DJ Battle

Camera teams, J-Lo look-alikes and little devils

Here at CeBIT our job is mainly to get clients in (or out ;-)) the press. So the people-with-the-orange-badges are what we’re hunting for. Anders Edlund, spokesperson of the Bluetooth SIG got a lot of interest with a nice demo on Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.    The yellow Lotus with the Bluetooth products from Parrot …