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TidBITS#960/13-Jan-09

Welcome to our special Macworld Expo wrap-up issue! As we were desperately trying to finish writing and editing Monday’s regular issue, we realized that we could just take out the post-keynote articles and publish them separately, giving you all the information in more digestible chunks and letting us stop working before midnight. So read on for Adam’s overview of the show and musings about what IDG must do to keep Macworld going in the future, Glenn’s irritation at Apple for comparing the traffic at Apple Stores to attendance at Macworld, and a whole bunch of our traditional superlatives: products, people, and happenings at the show that stood out from the crowd.

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Fun Stuff at Macworld 2009

Despite the controversy with Apple, Macworld Expo still had plenty of neat things happening, both on and off the show floor. Here are a few bits we couldn't resist sharing with you, complete with pictures.

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Top Mac Software at Macworld Expo 2009

Even if you can download trial versions of most programs from the Web, sometimes a live demo from an expert is just what you need to grasp the point of a program. Here are a few applications that grabbed our attention as we walked the show floor.

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Top Mac Gear at Macworld Expo 2009

You can download trial versions of software, but it's nearly impossible on the Web to fully appreciate physical objects - cases, peripherals, and the like. Here are a few of the things that caught our eyes while perambulating around the show floor.

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Thoughts on the Past and Future of Macworld Expo

Adam has been attending Macworld Expo for 20 years now, giving him a deep appreciation for what the show provides to all the different groups that descend on it each year: attendees, exhibitors, press, and Apple. Read on for thoughts on why Apple's booth had empty space, whether Macworld Expo can survive without Apple, and what IDG can do to keep the show going.