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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

E-Merchant technology event

I recently came across an announcement of a e-business trade show in Chicago, IL this weekend. Small Business World will be sponsoring the event. I cannot imagine a bookseller traveling to this charade, but it is possible that some locals will attend. Without a doubt there seems to be some interesting, if sophomoric, seminars. What worries me is the blatant corporate ownership/influence of the event. A true opportunity to learn about the ups and downs of e-business would probably limit this type of access. Considering the weather this weekend in Chicago, I'd expect even locals to avoid this event... an alternative? Perhaps a trip to Millenium Park?