The President's Message

SEPTEMBER 2004

David Harris



COMDEX CANCELLED

Now that COMDEX has been officially scrapped for 2004, many vendors and user group members who attended this event in the past have switched to the Consumer Electronics Show to be held in January 2005. Over the last several years, computer-related companies exhibited at both Comdex and CES shows. This simplifies the matter of deciding which show is best to attend.

The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG), representing many computer user groups, including CIPCUG, has decided to hold its 2005 annual meeting in conjunction with the CES show. The APCUG meetings will be held just prior to the CES show, Jan. 3-6. With the CES show nearly as large as the COMDEX show at its heyday, this will give more time for everyone to concentrate on user group activities and still get the most out of the CES exhibits and events. I am going to represent CIPCUG at the APCUG Computer conference and plan to stay for the CES show. All members are invited to attend both events. For the latest information and registration go to APCUG for the conference. If you plan on attending the CES show, make sure you visit CES for free exhibit hall registration.

The Stardust is offering special rates as low as $65 per room (code APCUG05). Please let me know if you plan on attending either so we can get together. We might even carpool if there is interest.