Are you Online while Driving?
by Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour
I remember when we had to schlep our laptop up to the RV park’s office and plug in to their phone line in order to use dial-up to get online. Then came Wi-Fi. You could browse the Internet from the comfort of your RV. We even got a Datastorm Satellite dish that gave us high-speed Internet *wherever* we were parked – in the middle of the desert, or in the most remote national forest. What luxury that was. We live fulltime in our motorhome and we need to work to make our living. Our work is primarily on our website so it’s important that we be able to connect wherever we are.
Now with cellular datacards, or tethered cell phones, we can be connected to high-speed Internet while driving down the road! How wonderful right?
I won’t do it. I’m a geek, but I have my limits. It’s one of my guilty pleasures to be a passenger in our RV and simply enjoy the ride while my husband does the driving. This is a time when I have permission to *not* work. I enjoy watching the scenery and daydreaming about oh so many things.
I refuse to give that up. How about you?
p.s. it does (unfortunately) work great – I have succumbed to the dark side once in a while when I needed to answer some emails, or had a deadline for some other web work. I was glad to be able to get my work done without sacrificing our planned destination. I just hope I don’t need to do it too often.