I'm posting a new thread cuz nobody's really reading that other one anymore. This is an an article I found in the paper so I'm typing it up word for word. Apple Computer opened negitiabtions Monday with IDG World Xxpo about how to ensure Apple's participation in the Boston Macworld trade show in 2004. Citing progress in the talks, Charlie Greco, chief executive of IDG World Expo, said that he had taken off the table a threat he made last week to bar Apple from the IDG-sponsored macworld show in San Francisco if it did not take part in the Boston event. That would have deprived Apple of a major public forum. The annual keynote speech by its cheif executive, Steve Jobs, is one of the biggest media events in the computer industry. "IDG World Expo and Apple have ........ agreed to hold ongoing discussions about Apple's role in upcoming East Coast Macworld events," said a statement issued by IDG World Expo after a telephone conference with Apple executives. IDG World Expo produces the Macworld trade shows held each year in San Francisco and New York. Last week, IDG announced it had reached an agreement with Boston convention oficials to bring the shows back to Boston where it was last held in 1997. But Apple on Thursday said it would oppose such a move and would not partiipate in the East Coast edition of Macworld if it were moved to Boston. Apple officials Monday again declined to comment. Tim Barjarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies in San Jose, said Apple rebuff of IDG World Expo is partly because of the high cost of participatong in two Macworld shows every year; Apple also wants a bigger say in how the shows are managed.