EMC is currently staging its EMC World event in the cavernous Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the first in a series of storage conferences to hit the Strip. Next month, Symantec Vision will be taking over the Venetian, followed by the massive VMworld show in September.
Cue groans of despair from many of the journalists in the press room here (including this one).
From the seemingly mile-long lines for taxis at the airport, to the searing heat (107 degrees yesterday) and the general thronging mass of humanity, Las Vegas is not my conference venue of choice.
Like a desert mirage, everything seems much closer than it really is in Sin City, making even the simplest journey an inevitable battle through crowds of gawping tourists and drunken frat boys.