You’ll find John Furrier of Podtech camped out at Bloghaus in the Bellagio at the Consumer Electronics Show. Bloghaus is sponsored by Seagate, Microsoft and AMD. The amenities seem to go far beyond the free sodas in the press center.
Most notable is the recognition that events like CES are giving bloggers. When Dave Winer wondered how to get press credentials, many schemes came to my mind. The one thing that I didn’t think about was going to the registration desk and filling out a press registration form. That’s exactly what he did, accompanied by several pages printed from his blog. That was enough for the powers that be to grant a press pass. I can only look forward to more and more conferences taking this approach.