YOU NEED TO walk away from your normal routine when on holidays and in my case it means letting this weblog percolate on its own. I know the spammers will deface a few pages during the next week but that's okay--they cannot bring down the blog when I'm away from it. It's on autopilot. I've embargoed stuff on this blog so pages will automatically appear once a day to offer an electronic postcard for people whose addresses I never collected. I have allowed myself some technology on the days away.
1. Portable audio: both an iPod and a Sony digital dictaphone contain more hours of sound than flight hours of travel.
2. Cameraphone: The Nokia N70's two megapixel camera is more subtle than my Fujifilm S602Z and I need to see if I can capture some casual moments around my mom's 80th surprise party. Some of the cameraphone snaps will end up on Flickr in fewer clicks than keystrokes on a laptop keyboard.
3. FreeNews: I can watch news blow by and because I cannot do anything about what I read, I will get great joy out of deleting the content as fast as I read it. Normally, I mark content for follow-up but if I read the news on holiday, it's gone after first glance. It feels so good to completely delete large swaths of aggregated news.
Heading out--Twenty, you have the con.