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The seventh time wasn't exactly the charm for the Maryland Technology Showcase trade show last week at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The event didn't draw as many people as its organizers had hoped -- about 2,000 people less this year than last year's. 11,000 -- but there was some good news that came out of the event.
Jim Hebert, a vice president with Bethesda-based E.J. Krause & Associates Inc., which ran the show, said the event attracted a lot of Marylanders and 127 companies from here and from outside the region.
The showcase has evolved since its inception. Originally a trade show for state agencies to display their latest technology and for …