Fredericksburg father and son look at CES as animator, blogger
keeps telling himself this International Consumer Electronics Show in
Las Vegas will be his last. It’s one New Year’s resolution that’s proving tough to keep.
industry standards and trade organization based in Arlington. is a
madhouse that always attracts well than 100,000 visitors from around
and through enormous exhibit halls and long lines for buses, monorail
trains and cabs.
glimpse of new trends in technology. So do his son Andrew and daughter
Emily.Andrew, a software engineer, is also a blogger who has been reporting
on CES live at.http://ces2013.ajama.org/ with some contributions from
his father. Steven has done satirical YouTube cartoons on the show for
years at youtube.com/user/drsteve64.
This year’s event ends Saturday.
Steven admits he may be becoming a little jaded after attending a
number of shows, but found this one a bit disappointing. In an email
this week, he said crowds at the Las Vegas Convention Center continue
to be “crushing,” but this year’s show has been “less interesting” than
“As a whole, looking at the bigger companies, there is one theme,” he
wrote. “The big players: LG, Sony, Samsung, etc. seemed to have taken
carbon copies of each others presentations: TV, stove, washer/drier,
refrigerator etc. will be smart and connect to your phone, while also
reading your mind to predict what you want… as long as all of your
appliances and devices are made by our one company.”
Steven said this year daughter Emily, a freshman at the Commonwealth
Governor’s School at Stafford High School, was able to fly out to Las
Vegas briefly and see a little of CES and write a blog post.
Sharing it with his son and daughter could keep him coming back for