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Apple and IDG Negotiate Over Macworld Expo 13

Posted by pudge
from the a-trade-show-you-can't-refuse dept.
CableModemSniper writes "According to Siliconvalley.com: 'Apple Computer opened negotiations Monday with IDG World Expo about how to ensure Apple's participation in the Boston Macworld trade show in 2004.' So maybe Apple will actually be at Macworld." Apple threatened to stay away from Macworld East, so IDG threatened to block Apple from Macworld West. Now IDG has lifted its threat. Wheee.
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Apple and IDG Negotiate Over Macworld Expo

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  • Funny (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @08:24AM (#4503571)
    Steve jobs can unveil his new toys anywhere he likes. He does not need MacWorld for that.

    On the other hand, IDG needs Apple at MacWorld. Who would even go if Apple isn't going to be there?
    • Very Funny (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @10:37AM (#4504672)
      Interesting how many people associate MacWorld
      with products from Apple.

      Personally, I only go to MacWorld to see all the
      companies providing solutions for the Mac. This is
      much more valuable than seeing any of Apple's
      three ring circus.
    • I agree that it's a minus if Apple isn't there.

      I've attended every MacWorld held in Boston, and I generally DON'T attend the keynotes. After all, the actual information in them is usually covered more than adequately by Macintouch, etc. And you can see it in streaming Quicktime...

      I go looking for weird stuff, checking out all the funny little companies that are in the "low-rent" district parts of the exhibit hall.

      I'm not that interested in hearing a demo dolly give a canned presentation of what Adobe marketing thinks are the ten most spiffiest new features in Illustrator, or whatever.

      I do check out the Apple exhibit, but, really, what are you going to see there that you can't see in any Apple store? Apple's presence is important, but it's not make-or-break.
  • by he1icine (512651) on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @08:26AM (#4503593)
    Hopefully both companies realized that the attitudes they have been showing would only do them (and others) more harm than good. We shouldn't have to put up with crap [applecrap.com] like that. I am sure both sides think they have good reasons, but I can't see any real good out of either company's threat. Still seems really childish to me.
  • Easy (Score:5, Funny)

    by I'm not a script (612110) on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @08:34AM (#4503649)
    It's easy, Apple should ask themselves, what would Ellen Feiss do ?
    I'm sure she'd say that missing out on Macworld is pretty much a "bummer".
  • So does this... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by The J Kid (266953) on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @08:42AM (#4503702) Homepage Journal
    ..make our theory of 'Apple wants to elimenate the pre-MacWorld slowdown in sales' true?

    I gues we'll just have to wait and see if Apple makes a habbit of introducing new Mac's inbetween MacWorlds...
  • by EccentricAnomaly (451326) on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @11:42AM (#4505225) Homepage
    Who want's to have their trade shows run by the "Trade Shows for Dummies" company, when instead they can have them run by the alpha geeks! Maybe Jobs could even do a switch ad for O'Reilly :)
    • Who want's to have their trade shows run by the "Trade Shows for Dummies" company, when instead they can have them run by the alpha geeks! Maybe Jobs could even do a switch ad for O'Reilly :)


      That's exactly what I thought. (Well, not the bit about the switch ad, but the bit about Apple switching to O'Reilly). Those two companies have drawn much closer recently.

      -- james
  • by dpbsmith (263124) on Tuesday October 22, 2002 @03:23PM (#4507230) Homepage
    "introducing" the NeXT? (He'd "introduced" it previously on West Coast but I guess he figured nobody on the East Coast would know that). Very impressive presentation, very impressive demonstration, concluded with a violinist playing a duet with the NeXT box.

    This would have been in, maybe 1990?

    Funniest part was his announcement--if I recall the exact language, "We regret that due to the arrangements that have been made, nobody will be allowed to enter or leave the hall during the presentation." It was, of course, Jobs that had made those arrangements.

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