In the wake of the E3 announcement:
This morning Bob Scoble says large shows are dead. 53 people (as of right now) have chimed in with their comments.
It's about split down the middle with half the folks saying large shows are indeed dead - generally because the internet offers alternatives - and the other half saying that the trend applies to tech shows (or only E3) and not mainstream expos.
The arguments in support of both sides are pretty good. Read the comments for yourself.
We can only hope our associations are listening.