I posted a few weeks ago about the Netgear CES blogger contest, and wanted to congratulate Dave Zatz for being selected as their winner. Dave’s a good guy and a great blogger, especially in the digital entertainment arena.
I think it’s a creative move by a company that is in a challenging place regarding communications, disclosure, and community in general. The networking industry in general is a rough, commodity-oriented business, and opening the company up to the power of the voice of the consumer is probably a daunting measure. Hopefully it’ll have the outcomes Netgear is looking for.
Anyhow, I’m getting ready for CES myself – way too many invites, way too little time. Robert Scoble has a fun post on his ideal floor-walking-mates for the show (I put Bill Gates up on my personal list). I’ll get some thoughts up on the show in the week leading up to it. I just can’t wait to not having to get up at 3am (or earlier) or setting up a booth or a suite this year. Now there’s nothing about CES that’s relaxing, but this is most certainly a refreshing year for me.
Finally, Dave played the “blogger tag game” that seems to be going around, in which I am to name 5 things you don’t know about me, then ‘tag’ 5 other bloggers…
- I went to high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I actually transferred schools as a senior. Yup, I was miserable and unpopular.
- I was a winner of the Atari “Gauntlet II Secret Room” game, and won a t-shirt for my mad skills.
- I’ve been a member of a “balloon pulling team” at the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day parade. We had Ronald McDonald, and made it the whole way with no shrinkage.
- I saw Poltergeist as a young kid and was so terrified I had nightmares and barely slept for weeks afterwards. Still hate long hallways and occasionally do a double-take when eating leftover rice.
- My favorite game of all time is Boggle, and will play anytime, anywhere.