Lesa Snider King is mad at Apple – and she’s not shy about it. She is calling for a “silent protest” at the Phil Schiller Keynote to let Apple know how upset you are about Apple abandoning Macworld.
Here’s her take on the situation:
On Tuesday, Dec. 16 Apple Inc. announced that Steve Jobs would not do the keynote at the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo. That’s okay. They also announced that they would no longer attend the conference in the future. That’s not okay. For 25 years, a very loyal and passionate Mac community has descended upon the halls of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA to see, hear, and learn more about the computers they love. By announcing their departure from this beloved show hosted by IDG, Apple is sending a message to the entire community–professionals, hobbyists, media, Mac User Groups, and even IDG themselves–that they care nothing for the community who supported them through thick and thin.
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I can’t say that I share her rage – but I’m sure some of you do. Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I think Apple is making a good move here. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple one day held their own San Francisco based event much like Macworld after it dies. Apple is the reason the show is successful, and without it, I don’t think it’ll last.
I wouldn’t think it was out of the realm of possibility, though, for Apple to host their own event (so they can make the actual money off the thing) once Macworld is gone.
What do you think?