infotech 2007, ur expectations?
Since some years, Infotech Exhibitions has become part of our ‘culture’, if we can say it as such.
Every year, thousand of mauritians make a must to visit THE infotech, which is supposed to be a window over our future cyber world, where we are already lagging behind by one or two decades.
It is now purely commercial rather than supposingly, making mauritians discover the ‘latest’ technologies.
Some time back, it was announced(more can be read here);
INFOTECH 2007 will be held from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 August 2007 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC) in Pailles
The Opening Ceremony will take place on 8 August 2007 and the exhibition will beÂ open to the public over four days from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 August 2007.
However, as the exhibitions succeed one after the other, most of us have been realizing that there is no real innovation or revolutionary products which we would be expecting to see, displayed on the shelfs.
Still, we do have some exhibitors which attracted much visitors last year, for instance
- The apples that stood there, large screens, fascinating most of us.
- Emtel stand with their cow-girls
- Nomad, with the hundreds of agents, spamming the expo
- That famous BMW which can be seen in so many hi5 profiles,lol
without forgetting the usual ones like
- MBC and the private radios Studio
- Rajiv Gandhi Science Center with their Virtual Simulator
- tens of Computer Shops exposing their products
The prices of the stands range from rs45,000 up to rs190,000…
For this year’s edition, most of us would like to see new things come up, in addition to the “copy paste” that has been done since all these years.
Personally, i would like to see something that would bring a change in our local websphere, that would be a great innovation for a cyber island.
- why is it that, we, mauritians, are still lagging behind when it comes to participating in online forums/blogs?
- how many of us do possess a web site, when most of us(YOU) do have a 50Mb free personal web server space offered by Telecom Plus if you have ADSL or MyT?Let aside the normal Internet Users…
Lets consider how many Computer Science Students or even IT-related job holders do have a simple web site or even their space on the web? without taking hi5 or facebook into consideration… its sometimes a shame for us with thousand of them leaving College and hundreds of them graduating, yearly…Do show that u are in the IT Field by at least proving that you do know how to make a simple blog or web site.
Perhaps, it would be interesting to have an exhibitor or organisation, promoting this culture, but i doubt there will be, seeing the cost of the stands.
So, my question is
What do you expect for Infotech 2007?