The buzz is back.
During the last few years we've seen some pretty dry Unix conferences, some boring NT shows and some who-cares database exhibitions. Meckermedia's Internet World, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City December 9 to 13, shook off the industry-conference malaise and welcomed back that good ol' trade show buzz.
There were new products, new technology announcements, new Internet and Java start-ups, snappy animated demos, and animated sales folks; practically every vendor or product had some current or planned association with Java. Even at the Microsoft ActiveX Pavilion, many participating vendors like Java/VRML mavens Dimension X and Java desktop publishers FutureTense were giving potential customers their Java slant.