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Apple and IDG Negotiate Over Macworld Expo

pudge posted about 12 years ago | from the a-trade-show-you-can't-refuse dept.

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CableModemSniper writes "According to '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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Funny (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#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 (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#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.

Well, I'M going to go. (2)

dpbsmith (263124) | about 12 years ago | (#4507173)

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.

good to see a resolution ahead... (3, Interesting)

he1icine (512651) | about 12 years ago | (#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 [] 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 (5, Funny)

I'm not a script (612110) | about 12 years ago | (#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... (3, Interesting)

The J Kid (266953) | about 12 years ago | (#4503702)

..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...

Re:So does this... (4, Insightful)

mikedaisey (413058) | about 12 years ago | (#4503937)

Apple already has made a habit of introducing Macs at non-MacWorld events for the last year and a half, and I suspect that trend is only going to increase.

Apple should ditch IDG and go with O'Reilly (5, Insightful)

EccentricAnomaly (451326) | about 12 years ago | (#4505225)

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 :)

Re:Apple should ditch IDG and go with O'Reilly (2)

hype7 (239530) | about 12 years ago | (#4509796)

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

Remember Steve Jobs in Symphony Hall... (3, Interesting)

dpbsmith (263124) | about 12 years ago | (#4507230)

"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.

Re:Remember Steve Jobs in Symphony Hall... (2)

blakespot (213991) | about 12 years ago | (#4513282)

I'd love to see video of that presentation. Anyone?


First -1 Post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4510186)

Too many positive comments....
Even the old gay Father seems to have gone on holiday.

Fuck off Apple losers.

Ah that should do it.

More proof - how gay is my Apple (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4510997)

Dear Apple,

I am a homosexual. I bought an Apple computer because of its well earned reputation for being "the" gay computer. Since I have become an Apple owner, I have been exposed to a whole new world of gay friends. It is really a pleasure to meet and compute with other homos such as myself. I plan on using my new Apple computer as a way to entice and recruit young schoolboys into the homosexual lifestyle; it would be so helpful if you could produce more software which would appeal to young boys. Thanks in advance.

with much gayness,

Father Randy "Pudge" O'Day, S.J.

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