While I am a Marketer and consider myself a business guy, I am pretty technical – I have programmed in numerous languages (from Pascal and 6510 Assembly to C++), I have set up numerous networks using Netware 3.11 and WIndows NT and I have a pretty deep technical understanding of server and mobile technologies. I am flattered when someone thinks I am an engineer. However, I did not consider myself a complete geek – until today.
My flight back fron San Francisco basically got delayed by a couple hours: there was a mechanicakl problem with the aircraft and everyone had to deplane and wait until a new plane flew in to take us back to Seatte. As we came back into the terminal I found an AC plug in the wall (SFO is probably the only airport to have plenty of those) and “set up” mu mobile office which consisted of the following:
- Toshiba M4 tablet running Vista with 2 gigs of RAM
- My primary phone, a Windows Mobile 6 dash
- My secondary phone, a Samsung Blackjack
- Samsung MP3 player
- Sound Cancelling headphones
- Plantronics Bluetooth headset
- Sprint EVDO Rev A USB modem
- Microsoft portable mouse
- My 1Gb fash drive/laser pointer/flashlight/keychain
I think this qualifies me as a Geek, even in the Bay Area. As I write this I am thinking of how many ways I have to access the web: Wi-Fi (Free HostSpot with my T-Mo data plan), CDMA EVDO Rev.A with my data card and EDGE using my dash or UMTS thorugh the Blackjack. Welcome to the age of pervasive connectivity.