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The “Glamor” Of Being Press At CES

by Sean P. Aune | January 10, 2011January 10, 2011 11:58 am PST

Noah Kravitz is the newest member of the TechnoBuffalo team, and we couldn’t be happier to have him.  However, we threw him into the fire be starting him off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

A lot of folks think covering CES is all sorts of glamorous what with all of the cool new gadgets, celebrity sightings and getting to play with products that won’t be out for months if ever.  The harsh reality is that it is a lot of very long hours, stale coffee and questionable Internet connections.  Noah decided to lift the veil a bit and show you a slice of what life was like at the show by giving you a tour of the press workroom at The Venetian hotel.  (easter egg alert, the back of the head you see for a millisecond when he shows you the empty cookie tray is mine)

There was a second room over at the convention center in meeting room S228 where I spent the majority of my time.  We had coffee, but no cookie tray.  However, we had more free bottles of hand wash provided by Verizon than a small city would need.

While we are all stoked for CES 2012 next year, I think we all learned a lot this year, even if we had been here before, like:

  • Don’t take anything handed to you when you’re already carrying 20 lbs of equipment.
  • Bring your own snacks because members of the press turn into ravenous piranha when free food is put in front of them.
  • Don’t worry about handwash as Verizon will give you enough to fill a bathtub
  • Noah will film anything, including lemons.

You know, the usual lessons.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...