IDG announced early this week — on Monday, the lunar New Year — that it would reinvent its Macworld this year. Execs promised more of a World’s Fair type gathering: more akin to Burning Man than, say, CES or Comdex of yore.
With art, music, film and, topping it off, a closing California-style drum circle, IDG pulled it off. As conferences go, we didn’t see any ground-shaking announcements. But this year’s Macworld | iWorld 2012 nonetheless was a success by any measure. A lot of fun. Way to go, IDG.
Video: Original Julie Blaustein for aNewDomain.net
Special thanks to our San Francisco-based edit team for the Macworld 2012 coverage. From left: Michael Butler, Mike Rothman, Gina Smith, John C. Dvorak, Eddie DaLarosa, Rebekah Austin, Josh Windisch, Julie Blaustein and Mac McCarthy. Expect more app and product reviews — and analysis — as we recover in coming days : )