Some people know the town as Sin City. Others are a little too familiar with the one-armed bandits and the cocktail waitresses in short skirts. For the more technologically inclined in the month of January, it’s known as the home of the Consumer Electronics Show. That’s right, I’m back in Las Vegas this week for CES! (This explains the new background image.) As you may recall, I went to Las Vegas last January as well and that was my first Consumer Electronics Show. I had a great time, so I couldn’t resist the temptation of going back.

In terms of packing, what I brought to CES 2008 will be much the same as what I’m bringing this year. I’m going to do my best to get away with just a couple of carry-on bags so that I don’t have to deal with any checked in luggage. That, in addition to my NEXUS pass, should ease my path through airport security and all of that fun stuff.

Since I will be out and about for most of the day, I may be effectively unplugged from the matrix for several hours at a time, but each time I find some Internet, you will likely find me on Twitter. If you want to keep up with the latest tech and the hottest parties this week, following me on Twitter is probably a good move.

For my coverage of the show, be sure to keep your browsers directed at and Some random coverage may end up here on Beyond the Rhetoric as well, assuming that I’m not too busy playing poker after the late-night parties.

In addition to CES, I’m also in Las Vegas for my first Affiliate Summit West. This will be my first blogging/marketing conference, so it will be a distinctly different experience from the tech trade shows that I have attended in the past. Maybe it’ll help propel this blog to the new level. I just hope that I won’t be jet-lagged when I come back.

If you happen to spot me roaming the Las Vegas Strip, don’t hesitate to say hi. It’s always fun to meet readers in person.