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November 23, 1988

COMDEX HAD 100.000 VISITORS

By CBR Staff Writer

The 1988 show was anything but a vintage Comdex, with exhibitors either fearfully cheerful in the face of ominous signs of impending recession in the industry or determinedly insisting that the future was so bright they’d gotta wear shades, but if it wasn’t great, it was BIG, with 110,000 visitors through the door and they still hadn’t finished counting: that knocks the poor old National Computer Conference into a cocked hat even in its heyday, and indeed the event was characterised as the largest single non-religious gathering in America – as if anyone could tell the difference when computer buffs get going.

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