Back in early August I wrote about The Shrinking Mac Conference Landscape where I discussed the difficulties many Mac events were having, and the irony of this situation in light of Apple’s success.
One of the shows I mentioned, Macworld Boston, was just listed as another fatality by MacCentral. With the previous closing of ADHOC, this leaves most of the surviving Mac conference activity on the West Coast.
We’re left with WWDC, Macworld San Francisco, the Geek Cruises, a handful of developer gatherings, and a few big user group events — yet no major Mac show (to my knowledge) on the East Coast.
I’m sad to see Macworld East (Boston or NYC) close its doors. With Apple Stores flourishing and online Mac sites popping up by the dozens, maybe we don’t need conferences. But I have to say, the experiences I have had at these shows are different than those in Apple Stores or in front of my computer. Something about this just doesn’t sit right with me.