Four times a year things get really really hectic here at Macworld (actually it's always hectic, but I mean 24 hours a day hectic). These sleepless times happen in early January when Macworld San Francisco kicks off, in June, July or August when Apple holds its Worldwide Developers Forum, in September when Apple Expo Paris takes place, and in October when London Olympia plays host to MacExpo.

This means that tomorrow and Friday will be crazy busy for me. I always go and set myself up with back to back meetings at these shows, find myself running from Adobe to meet Quark then off to catch up with Microsoft followed by Extensis, and that's before lunch. I don't know why I do it to myself, actually I know why, it's because I want to do a good job, I want to enhance my relationships with these people, and I want to be sure that I'm the one getting the news when my competitors aren't.

This is why we've got the exclusive on a really important piece of news that a particular company will be announcing to the world tomorrow. We even have a review in the mag that is out tomorrow, and a demo on the cover CD, and there will be a story here as soon as we have the ok to post it. Because we've worked hard to get this info before the others you'll be able to get the lowdown on it sooner.

If you'll be at the Expo too make sure you pop by our Macworld stand. We've got lots of cool things to give away and we'll be pleased to meet you.