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A WAR IN THE CLOUD

There is a war taking place in the CLOUD and the evil empire, Microsoft, is not above playing dirty.  It will take all my self-control not to turn this into a rant.  As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I selected a Windows laptop…

January 6, 2014
Digital Culture Technology Travel

Cultura es Importante

I am working in my friend Omar’s office this week, loving the Wi-Fi and getting a lot done after two weeks on the road and with inconsistent Wi-Fi. Omar is the creative director of Alfa&Beta Publicidad, a creative agency in Bolivia. He does everything…

December 8, 2013
Travel virtual work

The Count Down Begins

The DAY I have discussed in countless emails, in too many in-person conversations to recount, and occasionally on this blog, has come to pass.  While I was drinking orange juice and watching the 56th episode of Ugly Betty because my partner is on a…

September 26, 2013
Travel virtual work

THE VIRTUAL WORLD IS VIRTUALLY HARD TO BELIEVE

With a laptop, tablet and cell phone, workers are spreading out across town, and sometimes even across continents to be creative at work. For years experts have predicted that the world was shifting to mobile work.  Change was slow and the vision of the…

August 31, 2013
Technology Travel virtual work

AS PROMISED – DROPBOX VS. BOX (And More)

Dropbox and Box (formerly Box.net) are two of the largest and most full-featured cloud storage and online backup services (others being Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Google Drive).  While Box has historically focused on businesses as their customer base, Dropbox has been consumer focus (but launched Dropbox…

August 23, 2013
Digital Culture Travel virtual work

CROSSING BORDERS IN A GLOBAL WORLD

The Global Mobile Worker Project is about crossing borders, both real and imaginary.  While the world has become more expansive and connected through technology, countries defend their borders ever more fiercely.  While walls are torn down in one part of the world, fences are…

August 17, 2013
Digital Culture Travel virtual work

MOVING TO THE CLOUD

I have begun to live more virtually, that scary step where you give your life over to the internet and learn to live in the Cloud. That either evokes an image of a fluffy, floating existence or it jars you with an image that…

August 11, 2013
Digital Culture Travel

Becoming a Virtual Citizen

I’ve been waiting to finish my first big blog about how I figured everything out and this is my careful analysis of how to be a virtual mobile worker.  My brother, the family nerd, self-proclaimed, keeps asking me have I picked out my laptop yet. …

August 1, 2013