I had a busy two days at Mac Expo, leaving behind the crowds with a real good feeling that this years show was a great success. More so than previous years, because I had met so many NEW mac users. From people who had attended the show to find out more, through to those who left the show clutching their new Mac gear.
One gentleman who I approached was leaving with a big smile on his face. When asked, he said, "I came here to find out about the new iMac. I had my eye on the 20 inch model". He obviously had his questions more than answered, he continued... Now I just have to convince the wife that this 24 inch model really is only 20 inches." So another new user, but surprisingly buying in at the top of the iMac range.
Whilst taking a break for lunch, the general conversation seemed to be around the MacBook and the iPod Nano. To the extreme one nice young lady was discussing how to match the different coloured Nano's with her outfits. This made me smile, knowing that Apple had hit the nail on the head.
So all in all a great show and it can only grow in size from year-to-year. I predict that this will be reflected in other shows around the world. It cannot be ignored that the Mac's popularity is growing at quite a rapid rate. The iPod and the very cost effective MacBook may well lead new users in, but the quality of product and friendly community will be sure to keep them hooked.
Until next year... enjoy your newfound knowledge and of course your new Apple purchases.