IT Trends :: Thursday, June 29, 2006


Homeless in Cyberspace

By Terry Calhoun

I often hold up my Treo 650 and my Dell Latitude X1 and say to people, “This is all I need and my office is wherever I can get a Sprint signal.” The mobility of my professional functionality will be increasing over the next few years, as Washtenaw County, the home of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be blanketing the county – even my rural section – with wireless within two years. Then I won’t even need the Treo.

I was kind of startled the other day to read a few articles about how even homeless people are managing to get connected and online. Some of them even have smart phones and laptops, so I guess they could say that “My home is wherever I happen to be and can get plugged in.” We probably aren’t far from the point in time when most people are connected wherever they are, whenever they wish – even the homeless...

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