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Press Area

Filed under: Musings on Being a Writer — Laura Moncur @ 5:52 pm

I am sitting in the Kodak booth’s Press Area. There is Wi-Fi here, so I can connect online. I’ve had trouble with connecting to the Internet with the Bluetooth on my cell phone. Mike blames it on my notebook computer. I don’t know what the problem is. I guess I haven’t made the appropriate sacrifices to the Electronic Gods lately.

My blue badge allows me to sit on the chairs and use their Internet access. I’m grateful just to sit right now. That’s how tired I am. We have been walking for six hours a day for the last three days. I am just grateful for a place to sit and write.

I feel a little bit like royalty because I have access to a little area that no one else does. No one except the hundreds of other press people here. In the CES press room, every computer is manned, every ethernet cable is connected, and every chair is full. There is no place to sit in the press room, much less than get any work done. I have been doing most of my writing while sitting on the convention room floor and in the hotel room.

There is so much to see that I will be able to write daily entries for The Gadgets Page for weeks. I feel bad for not being the one to “break” all these great stories. There’s just no way for Mike and I to compete with the fifteen guys here from Engadget. The truth of the matter is, I’m not here to compete with them. I’m here just to find the interesting things and report on them. Engadget gets it “all”, I get it interesting.

For now, I’m just happy to have quiet place to sit and access the Internet.


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