Feeds

Internet World: there's no business in show business

Hostility suites are empty

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The first day of the Internet World 2000 show has been a bit of a mixed bag.

The keynote speech by Microsoft UK MD Neil Holloway was a tad flat. The hall was half empty as he took to the stand to give - in effect - a hardware review of the
not-so-latest Net gadgets.

And this from a software chappie to boot. No wonder only 30 or so people bothered to hang around for the Q&As.

Elsewhere, VNU (UK contract publisher for Internet.com) has it's own palm-leafed hostility suite, although, every time we walked by, it was deserted. Hardly an oasis for the IT bigwigs attending the show.

One lassie who's been handing out leaflets all day opposite suite 1080 confirmed our suspicions.

"It's not been very busy all day," she said.

No matter. No one was anywhere near the prefab stall of Internet media luvvie mag, New Media Age either.

That's showbiz. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.