Macworld Bargains

After ten years and 14 Macworlds, I am sitting this one out. I am at home, cuddled in warm clothes, recovering from the first cold I have had in two years. I seldom get them, but when I do, I seem to get every possible effect. I lost my voice yesterday and today I can barely squeak.

Missing a Macworld is difficult on many levels. It’s not just about missing the keynote and the Apple booth--in fact in the scope of Macworld, those are pretty minor. Macworld is really about fourthings, the people, the training, the products and the networking.
After ten years and 14 Macworlds, I am sitting this one out. I am at home, cuddled in warm clothes, recovering from the first cold I have had in two years. I seldom get them, but when I do, I seem to get every possible effect. I lost my voice yesterday and today I can barely squeak.

Missing a Macworld is difficult on many levels. It’s not just about missing the keynote and the Apple booth--in fact in the scope of Macworld, those are pretty minor. Macworld is really about fourthings, the people, the training, the products and the networking.

I have many friends that I see only once each year, during the week of Macworld. I follow many of them on Twitter, but it’s not the same as getting to see them at Macworld.

Because of my work, Macworld is the fastest and cheapest way to learn about new products, software and techniques. There is noting better that learning from the people who wrote the programs and designed the products. And, when you have a question, there is nothing better than face-to-face contact. As I look for new products, holding them and trying them out is the easiest at Macworld. Just holding an iPhone case tells you so much. Just looking through a Lensbaby helps to decide if it is in the need or want category.

The other thing I will miss this year is easy access to the bargains to be had at Macworld! Am keeping up with every tweet, blog and Mac news Web site possible to find out about the discounts being given during Macworld this week. I plan to write about products that catch my eye and those that are offered at a significant discount.

Check back often if you are looking for some new products and bargains!

Pat
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