We drove from Lubbock to Oklahoma City last night, to check out housing options and prepare for my first day of work for my new employer on Monday. I was amazed to see a wireless network popup when I opened my laptop at a rest stop north of Abernathy, Texas (just north of Lubbock):
When we arrived in Amarillo, the following wireless networks were available at the “Loves” truck stop– we didn’t actually stop, these were the options available from the Interstate! (Not enough time to really connect going by at 70 mph, but enough time to gawk at the options!)
There are more choices than ever for road warriors when it comes to getting online. My 5 year old was using the laptop in the back seat during part of the trip to create a new song in Garageband, and asked us how to spell Disney.com. She had quit Garageband and was in the Safari web browser, trying to get online to play some games. Again (as we have on past trips) we had to explain that we couldn’t (yet) access the Internet from our car when we were driving. Digital natives (esp young ones) don’t have a clear idea of what the Internet is– I think she considers it natural that she should always be able to connect to the virtual world.
In the not too distant future, I suspect she (and the rest of us) will! 🙂
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