Friday, March 30, 2012

It takes a lot of nerve

 ...to travel only with a smartphone, but here's a writer who did it and lived to tell us the story via a ComputerWorld article of the applications he added to his phone in order to do it.

Certainly traveling with only one small device lightens the load significantly.  I alternate between taking my iPad2, for which I've obtained a lightweight keyboard and a version of  applications like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, on long trips so that I can leave both my netbook and my Kindle at home....and taking my netbook because I have to be able to do long pieces of writing while on the road. There's no doubt at all that it's easier to read anything on the iPad2 -- including newspapers, magazines, books, videos -- but it's not easier to type longer pieces of writing.

As I read the ComputerWorld article, I realize I could and probably should be using my smartphone for music while I take walks (rather than my old MP3), and a host of other activities I had not previously considered.

Take a look and see what you think.

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