The Boston Herald has an article on the smaller east coast Macworld Expo taking place in New York next month, and what it means for the 2004 expo in Boston. “Macworld’s much-touted return to the Hub next year may feature a dramatically downsized show that has tens of thousands of fewer attendees than first planned, recent events in New York indicate. The Framingham company in charge has dramatically scaled back the powerhouse technology event, slated to return to Boston next year for the opening of the state’s $800 million convention hall. Moreover, IDG World Expo says it does not expect to draw anywhere near last year’s 58,000 attendees as it focuses on a narrower niche of creative professionals.”