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Looking Back at the Consumer Electronic Show from 1967-1997

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The 2014 CES is still underway, but it is time for us to take a look back a the history of this fascinating trade show. The Consumer Electronics Show has grown from its tiny start into one of the most significant shows in the world. Our look back takes us from 1967 to 1997. Imagine all the startling things the attendees of these shows witnessed. They growth of the personal computer business. The first laptop computers. The first cell phones in their massive bags and the gradual shrinkage to tiny handsets. The 1967 show hit right at the start of color television broadcasts and grew with the media through the years.

While the changes seen during those 30 years has been impressive, we are just excited to think what the future will bring. Robotics for homes is coming fast. Portable computing devices are getting smarter, faster, and easier to use. Self-driving cars. Refrigerators that report the freshness of items and tell you when you need to buy eggs and milk. CES has stood for excitement through all of its years, and will into the future.

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Via Airows and CES Web