N+I Tokyo 2004

Spent yesterday at N+I, mostly working on the booth so I didn’t get to see much of the show, but I did snap a few photos of the Intel booth (where Instant802 is showing a streaming video demo in conjunction with Novatec.

The morning was fairly quiet, probably caused by the rain in the area, but the afternoon was much busier. Instant802’s demo was showing off streaming media with two video streams running over the wireless LAN for the whole day.

Almost every booth in the area had an army of booth babes. Intel must have had at least 20 of them working on and around the booth area. All the other booths had large numbers of them handing out the free gifts, collecting contact information and directing people to seats in the theatre area.

Microsoft’s message was a little unusual for a show: they are pushing Service Pack 2 – a collection of bug fixes! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody else market their patches at a trade show.

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