Is English the International Language?

  My journey through South America and Central America* forced me to think about the power of language.  My partner and I were constantly struggling to understand who, what, where, even though we spoke Spanish.  Each country had its own version of it, its own pacing and speed, its own slang.  Soup wasn’t just sopa, […]

GLOBAL MOBILE WORK EUROPEAN STYLE

Now that I am stationary for a while I have to get my technology in place, European Style.  Thanks to TMOBILE Global I can put my mobile phone needs aside for a minute and concentrate on stable, steady, strong internet and getting me some good ole brain mushing American TV. There are a lot of […]

My Picks for the Global Mobile Worker Project

Well I have survived the first and most dramatic leg of my global mobile journey.  I can count it as a success.  I was able to stay connected despite Windows 8, the vagaries of hostel WiFi and the challenges of a backpacker lifestyle that has you on ten hour bus rides and requires you to […]

THE GLOBAL MOBILE WORKER PROJECT BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES

As challenging as Windows 8 has made my life, the remoteness of our journey makes it harder.  We travelled to the pueblo of El Remate, Guatemala so that we could venture to the Mayan ruins of Tikal.  El Remate is a small town on a lake, swollen from heavy rains.  Docks are under water and […]

YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE

When you travel internationally and power up your laptop you realize that the mobile world is keeping track of you.  I am greeted in each new country by a message from T-Mobile Global, “Welcome to …. When I click on the Google tab on my browser reminds me where I am today, with Google Peru […]

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 because of my preference for a robust version of Word, Excel, […]

The Ultimate Decision – What Ultrabook Will Keep Me Mobile and Productive

I asked myself – what are my critical wants – My Decisionmakers?    Ability to use touchscreen technology Handwriting recognition technology (Samsung’s on the lead on this) Voice Recognition technology (may be only a dream) 2+ USB ports Light Weight Durability – I’m really clumsy Reliability – I won’t know where the best local computer […]

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