Wednesday, March 31st 2021

COMPUTEX 2021 Physical Show Cancelled, Will be Held Online Only

TAITRA, the COMPUTEX organizer, has announced that the physical COMPUTEX event has been cancelled (surprising maybe some three or four people in the world). The organizer cites ongoing COVID-19 concerns (including the world's current state of vaccination levels) that would put the safety of attendees on the line, and has thus elected to forego the physical event and focus only on an online capacity.

However, even as the physical event has been cancelled, TAITRA doubled down on the virtual COMPUTEX event. Marketed #COMPUTEXVirtual, the event is scheduled to run for a full month, from May 31st to June 30th, in what marks COMPUTEX's first attempt at doing a large-scale virtual event. TAITRA had this to say on their decision: "With another wave of coronavirus pandemic across the world, it doesn't look like we are close to the end. The majority of the show's stakeholders, including international exhibitors, visitors, and media, cannot join the show due to border control. Therefore, the organizers of COMPUTEX have decided to cancel the onsite exhibition this year."
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13 Comments on COMPUTEX 2021 Physical Show Cancelled, Will be Held Online Only

#1
lexluthermiester
Ho hum... Pass. Do an actual show and I'll watch. This online crap is worthless as the press and reviewers don't get any hands-on time with products... Not worth watching.
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#2
TheLostSwede
That new show hall is really getting a lot of use...
Oh well, I guess it's government owned land, so no real loss to them.
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#3
VSG
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Not a surprise, but still a shame.
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#4
64K
I'm not surprised. Right now is not a good time to jam up a lot of people close together. I have some relatives that refuse to stop going to Church on Sundays. They just don't go there physically anymore. They go to a Virtual-Church online. These are different times indeed.
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#5
xkm1948
Set up some VR show rooms!
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#6
MDWiley
I figured June was ambitious given the state of things. I agree with them just doing a virtual event, rather than postpone it and risk putting it off for too long. Here’s hoping they have better luck next year.
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#7
lexluthermiester
xkm1948Set up some VR show rooms!
While that might be interesting, it's just not the same.
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#9
qubit
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surprising maybe some three or four people in the world
I'm one of them! :laugh:
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#10
xkm1948
lexluthermiesterWhile that might be interesting, it's just not the same.
Better than not having any spatial based interactions.
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TheLostSwede
64KI'm not surprised. Right now is not a good time to jam up a lot of people close together. I have some relatives that refuse to stop going to Church on Sundays. They just don't go there physically anymore. They go to a Virtual-Church online. These are different times indeed.
Not even rush hour on the Taipei metro...
But everyone wears masks here.
10 deaths in total here, population 23 million and change.

W1zzard:( but as expected
You just miss the parties ;)
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#12
lexluthermiester
xkm1948Better than not having any spatial based interactions.
That's stretching it a bit...
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#13
R-T-B
lexluthermiesterThat's stretching it a bit...
Ok, wallow in your misery then I guess? Seems like a legit plan.

Hope it doesn't need clarification, but this is a half hearted jab at lex, and not serious... though "wallowing in misery" may well describe the pandemic.
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