Semi-mobile technology

Aldo being semi-mobileMobile technology is great, but it’s very hard to find _the_ right mobile tool. I now have two mobile phones, an HP Ipaq PDA, my Asus EEE 7″ subnotebook, a Dell X200 12.1″ (sub)notebook, an Acer Aspire 3610 15.4 ” notebook, and counting. Frankly, this is getting ridiculous. None of these tools suits even close to all my needs, and by now I would need a suitcase to lug them all around!

Of course, I could always try to choose one of these tools, and stick to it. Well, this is what happens then: here I am, using Skype on my Asus to call my good friend Mark Aakhus in the US via the Tilburg University wifi campus network. It works, but somehow it doesn’t quite seem the optimal mobile solution 🙂

Funnily enough, Mark who just happened to be online when I demonstrated my Asus, co-edited this book: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance. I wonder whether this is what he had in mind…

Posted by Aldo de Moor

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Hi Aldo, you’ll need a portable phone booth (http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/portable-cell-phone-booth.jpg) or if you want to look less last century (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/4-1947/med_carryphone.jpg) have a look at this new bluetooth noise-cancelling gadget: http://jawbone.com/demo.php

Looks like a spam comment by now, doesn’t it? 😉 Anyway, regards, see you in a few days! Rolf.

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