TrustedReviews presents the first part of their coverage of the Japanese CEATEC expo:
There are two things you need to know about this CEATEC 2009 show report right from the off. First, I'm going to open it with another weather metaphor like I did last year. Sorry - I just can't help myself.
Second, the report doesn't go on for nearly as long as last year's, for reasons that will become apparent in due course.
Anyway, having, um, whet your appetite, it's time for that promised weather metaphor. Last year, my extreme literary genius had me drawing comparisons between the gloomy, heavy, misty sky hanging over Tokyo's Makuhari Messe and the gloomy state of the global economy. So this year the fact that it chucked it down during pretty much my entire week in Japan seemed all too reminiscent of an AV industry that's had its firework well and truly urinated on for the last 12 months.