I got back from Dayton last night, and was just too tired to do much of a writeup. Today, I’m kind of short on time, but I’ll jot down a few first impressions. If you were there, please feel free to add your own in the comments section.
- I had more fun this year than in the past couple of years. I’m not exactly sure why, but maybe part of it was that I talked to more people.
- There wasn’t much in the way of exciting new products—at least I didn’t see any. Please feel free to comment on any that you saw there.
- Attendance seemed to be down. Rarely were any of the aisles crowded, and then only when it was raining outside. Perhaps the cool, rainy weather kept people from coming.
- There were LOTS of open spaces in the flea market. Again, maybe that was due to the lousy weather.
- Even so, there were some good things to be had out there.
- In addition to all the old farts, there did seem to be a contingent of young guys. I found that encouraging.
- There is a lot of interest in the new technology. The antenna modeling forum was packed, and the Linux&Microcontrollers forum was even more packed. I got to the latter a little bit late, and guys were standing out in the hall peering in.