Egotistical bastard on way to CES

Going to CES from Silicon Valley is a unique experience. Nearly the entire plane we’re on (we’re sitting on a plane in Orange County, CA) is geeks going to Las Vegas. The guy sitting next to me is an engineer for PortalPlayer (which just got bought by NVidia). They make chips for iPods and other MP3 players.

Anyway, I see Yuvi did even more analysis of my Link Blog. He made me laugh with this one: Yes, the contents of the Scoble’s LinkBlog’s Links are more diverse than his Blog! Afterall, they are written by 483+ authors, rather than just one egoistical bastard who used the word I twice as much as the word you.”

Oh, and Yuvi, John Furrier is sitting next to me (PodTech’s CEO) and he sees you want a camera. Send him email and let’s work something out. john@podtech.net.

UPDATE: gotta run, but I see that Gizmodo snuck into the main hall and already got “first blood photos.”

One thing this CES is going to be known for is the Gizmodo vs. Engadget Breaking News War. I’m having lunch with both Gizmodo and Engadget’s top writers tomorrow (at the same time). THAT video should be interesting. I bet that between these two sites alone more than five million people will visit CES.

UPDATE 2: Just arrived in Vegas, onto Bellagio. Will use Twitter from now on to report location.

36 thoughts on “Egotistical bastard on way to CES

  1. Rumor has it, Robert, that Yuvi (or Yuvaraj, as he was kind enough to share today) is going after Wikipedia next. And I’m sure — with camera now en route — that that won’t be his last analytical adventure! Nicely done in sparking this ricochet for a young guy with infinite potential! Oh, and ask him about what may be unfolding for him between India and Germany. The young ones seem to be building momentum! Cheers, Christian

    P.S. When you eventually head over to India to hand over the camera, let me know if you need a chaperone!

  2. Rumor has it, Robert, that Yuvi (or Yuvaraj, as he was kind enough to share today) is going after Wikipedia next. And I’m sure — with camera now en route — that that won’t be his last analytical adventure! Nicely done in sparking this ricochet for a young guy with infinite potential! Oh, and ask him about what may be unfolding for him between India and Germany. The young ones seem to be building momentum! Cheers, Christian

    P.S. When you eventually head over to India to hand over the camera, let me know if you need a chaperone!

  3. Oh, and Yuvi, John Furrier is sitting next to me (PodTech’s CEO) and he sees you
    want a camera. Send him email and let’s work something out. john@podtech.net

    1. I bet Jon thanks you immensly for hanging his email out there un-encoded in a “popular” egotistical bastards blog — rethink that and amend (see our site for encoding tool if you need it or just just text and break it up); and

    2. Yuvi, don’t forget to disclose where you got your free camera when evaluating it or Scoble will have to pan you; and

    3. Interesting that he analizes Scoble for use of I vs U … note that the name (now “brand”?) Y *u* v *i* contains an equally balanced i and u …

    Have a great Sunday and don’t forget to go to church, cause even geeks need to be saved and that gizmo won’t be at your conference.

  4. Oh, and Yuvi, John Furrier is sitting next to me (PodTech’s CEO) and he sees you
    want a camera. Send him email and let’s work something out. john@podtech.net

    1. I bet Jon thanks you immensly for hanging his email out there un-encoded in a “popular” egotistical bastards blog — rethink that and amend (see our site for encoding tool if you need it or just just text and break it up); and

    2. Yuvi, don’t forget to disclose where you got your free camera when evaluating it or Scoble will have to pan you; and

    3. Interesting that he analizes Scoble for use of I vs U … note that the name (now “brand”?) Y *u* v *i* contains an equally balanced i and u …

    Have a great Sunday and don’t forget to go to church, cause even geeks need to be saved and that gizmo won’t be at your conference.

  5. very funny, susie. i’m sitting on a bench by canaletto right now wondering if that’s where I should have dinner. reading your note i’m thinking yes.

  6. very funny, susie. i’m sitting on a bench by canaletto right now wondering if that’s where I should have dinner. reading your note i’m thinking yes.

  7. Robert, have fun… and be sure to eat at Canaletto at the Venetian if you have a chance (my brother’s a waiter there).

    I know all the emphasis is on the new new NEW thing, but I’d love it if you also were able to offer any perspective of the long long LONG view… what formats and equipment here will last decades and generations going forward. I’m thinking in terms of the digital attics that we’ve starting to amass over the last decade or two.

    Think in terms of what Patrick’s children (or even grandchildren) will be able to view, listen to, or whatever… from the products announced and released at this show.

    What’s going to really last, and what’ll be around for a little while and then become as obsolete as floppy disks?

  8. Robert, have fun… and be sure to eat at Canaletto at the Venetian if you have a chance (my brother’s a waiter there).

    I know all the emphasis is on the new new NEW thing, but I’d love it if you also were able to offer any perspective of the long long LONG view… what formats and equipment here will last decades and generations going forward. I’m thinking in terms of the digital attics that we’ve starting to amass over the last decade or two.

    Think in terms of what Patrick’s children (or even grandchildren) will be able to view, listen to, or whatever… from the products announced and released at this show.

    What’s going to really last, and what’ll be around for a little while and then become as obsolete as floppy disks?

  9. By “this” I meant the Engadget vs. Gizmodo Breaking New War, fyi.

    But re: paul’s comment, I too have several friends in iraq –one who is serving, two who are there as journalists. It’s harrowing to hear their experiences, and I agree it puts our tech-feature-war and blogging debates in perspective.

  10. By “this” I meant the Engadget vs. Gizmodo Breaking New War, fyi.

    But re: paul’s comment, I too have several friends in iraq –one who is serving, two who are there as journalists. It’s harrowing to hear their experiences, and I agree it puts our tech-feature-war and blogging debates in perspective.

  11. This reminds me of when CNN first came onto the TV network scene all because of the Gulf War. It was the first time Americans could watch war live –real time bombings, etc.– and CNN was the first widely carried channel to go 24-7 with their coverage. Before that CNN was (generally speaking) largely unknown. It was their tipping point.

    I was in 9th grade but I still remember my history teacher talking about the CNN gulf war moment as an example of the FORMAT of the media coverage changing the actual historical events, like JFK’s 1960 win over Nixon …tipping the whole election b/c he challenged him to debates on TV.

    On a totally different topic, Robert, I think it’s incredible (given your diaristic style) that you only use “I” twice as much as “you.”

  12. This reminds me of when CNN first came onto the TV network scene all because of the Gulf War. It was the first time Americans could watch war live –real time bombings, etc.– and CNN was the first widely carried channel to go 24-7 with their coverage. Before that CNN was (generally speaking) largely unknown. It was their tipping point.

    I was in 9th grade but I still remember my history teacher talking about the CNN gulf war moment as an example of the FORMAT of the media coverage changing the actual historical events, like JFK’s 1960 win over Nixon …tipping the whole election b/c he challenged him to debates on TV.

    On a totally different topic, Robert, I think it’s incredible (given your diaristic style) that you only use “I” twice as much as “you.”

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