Well, the days of a Macworld Expo on the East Coast are apparently over. Nearly three years after IDG World Expo revealed plans to move the East Coast edition of its Macworld event back to Boston, the company has decided to cancel Macworld Boston entirely and focus on a single annual expo in San Francisco.
I was actually hoping to go to Macworld Boston in 2006, but I guess that won’t be happening now. I spent one day in Boston for Macworld in 1997 — the year of the infamous Bill Gates appearance via satellite (yikes!) and Microsoft’s $150 million investment in Apple. The next year, the East Coast Macworld Expo moved to New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, where it remained through 2003. IDG World Expo announced in October 2002 that the East Coast Macworld Expo would return to Boston for 2004.