Wow... everything sure seems to be pointing to something big...
Steve moves the keynote one day back (Gates to keynote that same evening to open CES) This alone set people to speculate... now this...
A friend who works at a print shop fulfilling a last minute order for CES flyers today informed me that Steve Jobs will be taking the stage at International CES for the first time to give a keynote address.
Steve will be filling in the slot originally slated for Bob Pittman, Co-COO of AOL Time Warner, "presenting Apple's line of digital lifestyle appliances" and "an intuitive vision for consumer devices: think simple."
Neither Jobs nor Pittman are currently listed on the keynote page. International CES takes place 8-11 January, 2002 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Alexis Park Las Vegas Hilton.
I can also confirm that AOL Time Warner Co-COO Bob Pittman was indeed set to deliver a CES 2002 keynote on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater. (I think he might have been one of the last keynotes to be announced). Here is the confirmation link:
We can also confirm that Bob Pittman IS NOT listed as a keynote speaker anymore...
Can we confirm that Steve will be the person taking the place? Nope but you have to admit much of what this person said to go2mac is true... Bob is out and nobody else is listed in his place...
The part I don't like is the day... Thursday is almost the end of the show... Now I know it wouldn't matter since Steve will have Monday at MWSF to rollout the news... so maybe this is a non-issue.
Hmmm it seems Sprint was moved from the Thursday PM spot to the AM spot....
tWilliam Esrey, chairman and CEO, Sprint Corp.
tThursday, January 10, 2002 at 8:30 a.m.
This keynote was originally scheduled for January 10 at 4:30 p.m.
tLas Vegas Hilton Theater (Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis)
It does seem strange that the Wednesday AM keynote spot is empty....
I love the line: "presenting Apple's line of digital lifestyle appliances"
Okay boys and girls... I wanna see those creative minds working...
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