Gates Final CES Keynote With A New Media Focus

P.s., some other thoughts over at

It’s funny to liveblog this knowing that I had the press access to it all. Also fascinating that this Bill’s last Keynote. With the Windows Mobile 7 info leaked already, I think we’ll have plenty of portable/new media stuff to talk about. Bloghaus is killer. ‘Nuff said.

All media and entertainment will be software-driven.

This is just the beginning.

The second digital decade.

And all that before the token humor video. This was hillarious – I hope they put it up online at some point.

Three issues 1) the high definition experience 2) everything surface connected 3) enhanced user interface.

Silverlight – “the runtime for new media experiences.” NBC and the 2008 Olympics via Silverlight. Interesting. Just installed Silverlight on my Mac and it seems to be streaming great so none of that “only Windows” arguments, please.

10 million members on Xbox Live.

ABC and Disney and MGM on Xbox Live. All very good. 35 studios and networks.

“Not a hobby” for Microsoft – in reference to AppleTV. I think we’ll hear some fun things about Job’s hobby next week, but that’s another story.

It’s over. Wasn’t my favorite by far. I say Gate’s heart is in philanthropy now.

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