This year the shiny toy everyone seemed to have was a lot more affordable; the Asus eee PC. I must have seen a couple of dozen of them on stands around the place, all of them running the standard Asus software suite. There didn't seem to be any educational software written specifically for them yet, but you can bet it'll come.
I'm still trying to make up my mind on going for an Asus - I can afford one, but I'm not sure I'd actually use it enough to justify buying it. The size is the problem for me - it's too big for a pocket, which means that when I'm riding a bike it would have to go in the panniers or a shoulder bag, both recipes for problems. I'm still not 100% convinced I would use it away from home in circumstances where I wouldn't have my laptop with me.
None of this really explains why my existing sub-notebook, the Jornada 710, doesn't seem to get a lot of use - it easily fits my pocket. But that may be because it's fairly limited in its capacities compared to the Asus. I think I'll probably dither a while longer then end up buying one - they look to be a lot of fun, which is always a plus with new toys.
Talking of toys, the Lego stand had some amazing models - the big hit for me was a robotic scorpion, built out of Mindstorms kit, that was programmed to spot a hand moving in front of it and manoeuvre to sting it with its tail. What impressed me most was its striking speed, pretty damn fast. Wonder how long it'll be before someone puts together some of this kit to make real robot assassins...