– As I dropped by the new, US$800 million Boston Convention Center late Monday afternoon, I was struck by the lack of “signage” proclaiming the event. There were a few Macworld Conference & Expo banners, but that was all (at least at the north entrance). It was a surprising, and a bit disturbing, sight after the humongous banners that usually drape the convention centers that are home to the expos. I actually saw some banners when I de-planed at Logan Airport in the Delta terminal, so I was expecting bigger and better things at the expo site itself. And, as I was on my way to the convention center, I was stopped by protestors who wanted me (and everyone else passing by) to “Say NO to Macworld.”