The show floor of Macworld Conference and Expo opened yesterday at noon, and the crowded aisles and booths suggested that conference-goers would turn out for an Apple-less convention.
The scene as you enter the show floor:
Microsoft's welcoming booth offers oversized walking Office icons, greeting conventioneers. Microsoft also announced the next version of Office for the Mac this week:
is handing out odd, stress-inducing squeezy dolls, reminding you to back up:
The center of the hall is filled with App developers. The small app-developer kiosks are too closely packed, but the app companies seemed happy to be getting so much attention:
booth was also drawing big crowds, perhaps in part because it was handing out bags of candy: