First of all, I must congratulate the organiser for the Malayian Book of Records‘ award – Largest ICT Fair – by entering PIKOM PC Fair into its pages.
The Miri community have always been waiting for this kind of yearlyÂ fair. And, I am one, who would love to get myself some of my wishlist item at a bargain price. This time round (like the previous one, last year) I was expecting PCs and notebook loaded with the new Microsoft Windows operating system – the “unhackable” Windows Vista with just a week after its first release of a security patch (LOL).
At the front entrance to the Fair this year, you can find the PIKOM table with its less than 10 pieces of booklet (while I was there) – Show Guide, which carries the various participants of the Fair it the various location throughout Malaysia. Kudos to PIKOM for the guide! Among the articles that caught my attention was the one by Mr. Low Wai Sun, who is the organising chairman and also PIKOM’s treasurer.
In his text, we are to expect booth showcasing the latest smartPDAs and smartphones, plus the 3G technologies, etc. Or, may I add, the WiMax and our very own Danawa‘s FREE -years WiFi service. Well, guys, it was AGAIN, a sad thing that we won’t be able to see those stuff in action. Danawa didn’t even have a booth to educate the Miri community on how to set up their wifi-enabled notebookÂ to use the service but neverthelessÂ thanks to TM Net’s booth, who at least try to answer questions on the not-so-broadband of Permy Technology Park.. (LOL) an industrialÂ park with ‘the’ technology in its name.
Beside the absence of O2, Dopod, etc., I can’t find my stylus too! Well, I guess I have to stick to my toothpick until the next Fair, and hopefully the organiser can arrange for some booth to showcase the lastest of the ICT technologies… (psstt.. we hardly see the Bruneian, who are tech-savvy, spending their money here.)
If you are planning to buy a notebook, YES, this is the time for you to play around with the various model. And, one of the booth – STORM – have some goodies on MP4 players. Printers are plentiful and so does CDR, DVD-RW, etc..
Have a wonderful weekend…………….. now that Sanjaya is out of the American Idol!