Mat Honan nails why CES matters so little around these parts:
We live in a software-driven world. Hardware is merely the foundation that it is built upon.
This is a problem for CES, which has never really been a show about software. As software matters more and more, CES matters less and less.
Hardware will always matter in the big picture, but truly interesting advances in hardware simply don’t come as often as interesting advances in software or services.
And most of the potentially interesting hardware demoed at trade shows like CES never ends up making it into good, shipped, interesting products.