PALM DESERT, Calif.--How does one measure the effects of economic meltdown?
At Demo 09 here, there are two ways, one that's obvious, yet hard to see, and another that is both obvious and visceral.
While Demo for years has featured about 65 to 70 companies, this time around there's just 39. Everybody knows that, but it's hard to actually see it. The main ballroom where Demo presentations are held is packed, with every seat at every table full. But that's an illusion: the wall at the back of the room has been pulled in dramatically … Read more