Delayed in Phoenix: Why Gadgets and Knowing How to Use Them Matter

I was in Phoenix, Arizona for a few days at an Infusion Software User Group conference.
As I type this, I’m sitting on the floor of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and fully plugged in. I’m getting work done, thanks to my Lenovo notebook (to be replaced within weeks with another computer – it’ll be either another Lenovo, ThinkPad, Dell or HP) and most importantly Verizon Wireless broadband card.

My Motorola Q is engaged and enabling me to take photos and video of my experience (or whatever else i want) and upload them in almost real time to YouTube (video) and Flickr (photos). For me the reason to do this is for reporting to you.
One day you might miss a very important meeting due to a delayed plane, but you could still join the meeting via a mobile video conferencing solution.
Maybe you’re “in the middle of no where” and need to get video or photos to a client, knowing how to use the dozens and dozens of free tools, combined with gadgets could save you a lot of time and money. When a prospective client is evaluating you
My bag of gear includes an iPod – useful for movies and music but I use it for listening to podcasts from Anita Campbell, John Jantsch, Business Week and many others. A Canon Powershot digital camera. A cell phone charger (all you need are two AA batteries and if your cell phone battery goes dead – you can recharge it).
I might have more to this in a few hours when the plane lands!

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