By Jason Snell
December 31, 2016 2:48 PM PT
Nothing happens next week
Next week is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I just tried to write a phrase to describe it, and I don’t think I can do so without ushering up some sort of Lovecraftian horror in your mind. Because that’s how I feel about the Consumer Electronics Show: It’s a horror show.
I’m not saying that just as someone who dislikes Las Vegas, big crowds, and trade shows, though those things are undeniably true. CES is pretty rough to cover as a journalist. No, let me rephrase it: CES is impossible to cover as a journalist. If you’ve got a plan and a bunch of appointments and a laser focus, you can survive it, but even then you will have missed far more than you will have caught. The flight out of McCarran Airport at the end of the week is never a victory march, always a retreat in defeat.…