Walking around San Francisco today, you could tell that Macworld was coming. And in case you forgot or didn't know about the conference, Apple has placed ads on every street-corner to remind you.

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Curiously, the ads are promoting the iPod, however currently we do not expect Apple to be introducing updates to the iPod during this Macworld.

Meanwhile, fellow members of the press are arriving in droves. The expo actually begins tomorrow, though expect things to really pick up after Steve's keynote on Tuesday at 9 (have we mentioned we're going to be covering it live?).

However, to put some perspective on the situation, I was reminded today that the entire city doesn't just shut down for a conference like Macworld. For instance, today I saw this great jumprope team showing their skills in Union Square.

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Oh who am I kidding. They were jumping for joy that Macworld has arrived!

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