back to article Taiwan’s PC-fest COMPUTEX cancels real-world edition – three months after promising in-person gathering

The organisers of COMPUTEX, Taiwan’s annual PC-tech-fest, have shelved plans to run a real-world event this June. Event organisers the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) announced that the event would return to the real world in December 2020. At the time the organisers …

  1. RM Myers Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Everything is going virtual

    COMPUTEX will now revert to a virtual format, and hopefully retain its status as the source of big PC-related pronouncements...

    Pronouncements about products which you won't be able to find for sale at anything close to MSRP. The trade show format won't be the only thing that is virtual. 2021 - the year of the best computer hardware no one can actually buy (at least not at a reasonable price).

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "COMPUTEX will now revert to a virtual format"

    As was inevitable even in December. But don't owrry, governments are forcing people to get untested vaccines so, by next December, everyone will either be vaccinated or dead and everything will be business as usual.

    Well, for the businesses and business owners that survived the confinements, that is.

    Can we get a Reaper icon ?

  3. Graham Dawson Silver badge

    I do wonder if China's recent boating trip around the island has spooked them a little. The timing is certainly interesting.

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