The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas has come and gone. Much of the luster has worn off the CES, since it is no longer the venue for blockbuster product releases on the part of the tech biggies. Apple and the others have decided that it makes a lot more marketing sense to stage their own roll-outs, in which they are the Beginning, Middle and End. And why risk the possibility of an awkward comparisons between YourCo’s newly rolled-out gadget and the OtherGuyCo’s really much better piece of gear being shown two doors down. David Pogue is the tech writer for the New York Times and is generally well-informed and sensible in what he writes. His view of this year’s CES is that it was really not very exciting. It was a big show; it always is. But it seems to have been a lot of More of the Same, a lot more and really, really the same. Maybe tech is on its way to become a “mature business”. That is one in which the early phases of innovation and the sense of break-through give way to More of the Same, which is good, because that’s what the business is about, reliably selling the Same.