CES 2009: Some gadgets missed the mark

We wonder who's going to want bad Wii wannabes, a zillion iPhone cases, out-of-date MP3 players, e-cigarettes and other oddities that we found at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.

Framed Posters Are Not Electronic!


Every year I go to CES--the Consumer ELECTRONICS Show--and I see at least one booth packed with hundreds of framed posters, photographs, and memorabilia. One question: Why?
Framed posters are not by their nature electronic, and any attempt to introduce electricity to a poster itself is an invitation to fiery disaster. So how about the poster sellers just sit this one out and give us more room to manoeuvre around the sociopaths who try to ride Segways in a jammed convention center. (Don’t get me started on that one.) --Edward N. Albro

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