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CES 2013 Preview: In Haiku

CES previews can be so boring. Here's a little something for those of us who are burned out on smart appliances, big TVs, connected cars and predictions for the new year.

CES 2013 preview: in haiku

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Julie Jacobson · January 6, 2013

Some things never change and CES is one of them. CES 2013 will be much like CES 2012 and CES 2005 except people will have less hair, and Microsoft won’t be around.

This will be my 20th CES. What started as a few nostalgic haikus on Facebook somehow blossomed into this: a preview of this year’s event ... in haiku.

It starts with this:

Moisturizer? Check.
Hand sanitizer? That too.
Aspirin? Got it.

The rest can be found in the slideshow. Warning, Gary Shapiro and PR people are all fair game.

Catch our illustrated CES 2013 haikus in the slideshow. Feel free to add your own in the comments section below.

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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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