Macworld: no live keynote

7Jan - by - 7 - In Apple

I have learned today that Apple has chosen not to do a live broadcast of Steve’s Macworld SF keynote.

This is bad news, and I honestly can’t comprehend why they chose to do this. Apple surely knows that they have a huge number of raving fans that they’re disappointing with this move.

Following the keynote live is always special – I had lots of fun last time, watching it while chatting in parallel with Matthew and Ovidiu, then trying to blog the interesting stuff immediately.

Learning the news from the various sources after the show just isn’t the same. And I bet it also makes a difference in people’s desire to get the stuff; Steve’s presentation can definitely increase the “I WANT THAT *NOW*” factor, so the decision not to broadcast may actually cost them money.

Think about it. You know,, it’s not too late… ;)

UPDATE: Immediateley after posting this I saw Matt blowing in the same horn – great minds…

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  3. Comeon Steve, We Need Our FeedFor the past several years I’ve tried to follow the big MacWorld keynotes by Steve Jobs. I’ve sometimes watched the Quicktime stream from home, other times watched it from a satellite viewing location such as Apple’s campus in Northern Virginia. I…

  4. Comeon Steve, We Need Our FeedFor the past several years I've tried to follow the big MacWorld keynotes by Steve Jobs. I've sometimes watched the Quicktime stream from home, other times watched it from a satellite viewing location such as Apple's campus in Northern Virginia. I…

  5. Not broadcasting Steve Jobs’ keynote does suck. But I’ve got it all figured out.

    Steve’s recent tussle with “The Big C” reminded everyone that he can’t play the frontman forever; and I can’t imagine anyone being able to fill his shoes. This is just part of Steve’s “exit strategy”.

    Not broadcasting may seem (by design) like a reactionary move, but perhaps it’s Steve’s way of “bowing out” of the ringmaster role. It may not SEEM like a graceful exit at first, but withdrawing from “the viewers at home” while generating this much publicity is the only way I could imagine Steve heading for the door. Now, with the the “world-at-large” no longer viewing the show, Steve can step down and be replaced by a mere mortal. This may well be Steve’s last keynote.

    Just one more thing? So long Steve. I love you man! :-(

  6. Not broadcasting Steve Jobs' keynote does suck. But I've got it all figured out.

    Steve's recent tussle with "The Big C" reminded everyone that he can't play the frontman forever; and I can't imagine anyone being able to fill his shoes. This is just part of Steve's "exit strategy".

    Not broadcasting may seem (by design) like a reactionary move, but perhaps it's Steve's way of "bowing out" of the ringmaster role. It may not SEEM like a graceful exit at first, but withdrawing from "the viewers at home" while generating this much publicity is the only way I could imagine Steve heading for the door. Now, with the the "world-at-large" no longer viewing the show, Steve can step down and be replaced by a mere mortal. This may well be Steve's last keynote.

    Just one more thing… So long Steve. I love you man! :-(

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