Shrinking by the year: MacWorld 2011

I went to MacWorld last week to check out products and to meet [Sterling Zumbrunn](http://sterlingz.net/) and [Daniel Brown](http://www.downloadculture.com/). The show was tiny this year; it is shrinking year after year because [Apple pulled out in 2009](http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-12-17/news/17133698_1_macworld-conference-expo-macworld-show-apple-worldwide-developers-conference). MacWorld 2011 might as well have been named "iStuff 2011." The vast majority of booths seemed to be dedicated to iPhone and iPad accessories and software. Still, the show was interesting. The Mac has a great shareware culture, and some of the more successful shareware companies were on site in micro-booths -- a great opportunity to meet some of the folks who write the software I use every day.