Java jolts Jacob Javits: A high-caffeine tour

A look at the top Java-related news and events at Internet World

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.

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