11/25/03 The little big show - Window Network
"The COMDEX 2003 trade show was much smaller than previous editions--50,000 attendees versus 125,000 last year and more than 250,000 at its zenith--but the downsizing was partially by design, as the show's owners decided to drop all non-IT-related companies and ensure that the attendees were all in the business. The cutback was a welcome change, with a dramatically smaller show floor and much smaller crowds to wade through. However, some of the most exciting stuff at COMDEX couldn't even be seen at the show itself. Many large companies held private meetings in offsite hotel suites and conference rooms. From my perspective, COMDEX 2003 was as busy as ever--a 2-1/2 day marathon of back-to-back meetings that was both tiring and rewarding. Here are some IT-related observations from the show."
11/24/03 Comdex final words - SeattlePi
"There are a ton of stories out there about the state of Comdex this year, some of them wondering whether it will be back for another year"
11/19/03 BIPS shows off 23-inch LCD integrated Opteron workstation - the inquirer
"The machine, called NOW, uses a dual Opteron based on a Thunder K8W and supports 16GB of memory, has four PCI-X and one PCI slot, two Firewire ports, four S-ATA, two IDE, LAN gigabit, and audio."