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Jeff Pulver: By tonight most members of the VON team will be in Boston getting ready to produce what looks to be our largest VON Event, passing the numbers we experienced back at Spring 2000 VON. In a day or so, the VON Boston 2004 is […]

Jeff Pulver: By tonight most members of the VON team will be in Boston getting ready to produce what looks to be our largest VON Event, passing the numbers we experienced back at Spring 2000 VON.

In a day or so, the VON Boston 2004 is going to kick-off. Given the hype and noise around VoIP, the show is going to be heavily attended. Perhaps, that is a good enough reason for me not to go. I know the bloggers will talk up things which are important, and focus on some non-important issues. Over a decade to following the technology business, here is what I know: bigger the show, less there is to say. Anyway, the VoN madness reminds me of the throngs who showed up at Gilder’s Telecosm show during the telecom bubble. (Such a coincidence that Gilderfest and CTIA shows are the same week!)

By Om Malik

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  1. Om,

    In my six and a half years as a journalist I’ve never been offered to be briefed (dare I say pantsed) by some many publicists at a trade show…Candidly, if I took advantage of all the chaming offers to listen to the briefings I would never hear anything of importance at VON….

    I wil blog VON of course..

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  2. $200 for exhibits only ? that is quite pricey. what ever happened to $20 or even free EO entry? anyone have a pass or discount code they are willing to share? thanks!

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  3. VON

    You know something has arrived when it has a tradeshow for it. Thanks to the Voice on the Net (VON) conference, VoIP has arrived. This isn’t the first VON conference, so I guess by that measure, VoIP arrived a while…

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