Tim Oren has a great blog, and this article is particularly relevant.
Archive for June, 2003
Something that might finally wean me from my Blackberry….
We took some technology when we traveled around the world, but not like these guys. We had a digital camera, GPS, and Psion 5mx to write our journals on. We updated our site via cybercafes around the world. These guys are on the cutting edge:
When Ben Saunders reached Camp Borneo, 60 miles from the North Pole, he didn’t celebrate. “Instead, Mr. Saunders, 25, sat down at a table, pulled out his palm-size iPaq digital assistant, his pocket-size Global Positioning System locator, his satellite phone and his digital camera and began updating his Web site, www.northpole2003.com.”
“Some technology is used as it comes off the shelf, while some is customized in an endless quest for the best performance at the lightest weight, said Tom Sjogren, a co-owner of Explorersweb, a Manhattan-based company supplying software, hardware and a home on the Internet to Mr. Saunders and others at the world’s last frontiers (www.explorersweb.com).”